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Bacterial Fermentation Kit (with Prepaid Coupon)

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Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some basic training in microbiology.

For a class of 30. One method of identifying bacteria is to determine the biochemical pathways they utilize. The ability or inability of a bacterium to ferment carbohydrates helps to identify it. Students conduct biochemical tests for dextrose, lactose, and sucrose fermentation. Requires 2 class periods.

** Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days.

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What’s Included:
  • 1 Bacillus subtilis Slant Culture
  • 1 Citrobacter freundii Slant Culture
  • 1 Lactococcus (Streptococcus) lactis Slant Culture
  • 1 Micrococcus luteus Slant Culture
  • 1 Serratia liquefaciens Slant Culture
  • 10 Phenol Red Dextrose Broth
  • 10 Phenol Red Lactose Broth
  • 10 Phenol Red Sucrose Broth
  • 5 Metal Inoculating Loops
  • 1 Autoclave Disposal Bag
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Incubator, 37° C
  • 5 Bunsen Burners
  • 5 Test Tube Racks
  • 5 Laboratory Markers
  •  Disinfectant
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