Anaerobic Jar

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Anaerobic Jar
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2010-05-01 23:43:05
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microbiology
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  1. What device is used to grow anaerobic bacteria?
    Gas Pack Anaerobic System
  2. Why did we incubate a plate of bacteria outside of this device?
    It was a control - only aerobes will grow outside of device.
  3. How does this device work?
    • Water is added to gas generator packet to produce hydrogen & carbon dioxide.
    • Palladium catalyzes reaction btwn hydrogen & oxygen. It creates water (condensation) inside of jar.
    • If methylene blue strip turns blue - oxygen is present.
    • If methylene blue stays colorless - no oxygen is present.
    • Only anaerobes will grow in the jar.

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