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Foiling Spoilage with Chemical Preservatives Kit (with Perishables)

Item # 154662P


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Chemicals that prevent bacterial or fungal spoilage have been used for centuries. Students observe the effects of 4 chemical preservatives-sorbic acid, sodium nitrite, sodium benzoate, and propionic acid-on 6 food spoilage microorganisms. Requires 8 days from setup to completion. Keep bacteria and fungi cultures at room temperature; do not incubate or refrigerate. Recommended for students with moderate experience in microbiology. For a class of 30 students. Comes with perishable materials.

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Bacillus cereus Plate Culture Included
Micrococcus luteus Plate Culture Included
Penicillium chrysogenum Plate Culture Included
Pseudomonas fluorescens Plate Culture Included
Rhizopus stolonifer Plate Culture Included
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Plate Culture Included
Propionic Acid Agar, 0.1% Included
Sodium Benzoate Agar, 1% Included
Sodium Nitrite Agar, 1% Included
Sorbic Acid Agar, 0.1% Included
Control Agar Included
Sterile Applicator Sticks 36 Included
Sterile Petri Dishes 40 Included
Autoclave Disposal Bag Included
Teacher Instructions Included

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