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Where do we get E. coli from?

Asked by visitor Tasha in commenting on the project: http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/w...

E. coli is needed to complete the science fair project. Where can you get e. coli bacteria from to complete the project?

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> 60 days ago

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Dec 9, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

One form of E.coli is pathogenic - nasty stuff! - and I would imagine you would need the assistance of a university or medical researcher to obtain it from a biological supply house such as Carolina Biological. To properly manipulate bacteria, you need aspetic techiques and specific tools. The bacteria also requires a specific media to grow in, and incubaters at 37 degrees. You might check with a biologist at your local community college, or a public health lab.

Michael Bentley, EdD, Expert Panelist

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