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By Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson
Approximately all nature-oriented humans profess a love affair with the plants, yet just a restricted quantity admit to an identical ardour for mushrooms, except as a desk delicacy. a few humans may push aside them as «toadstools,» to be ranked with spiders, snakes, bats, and different issues that experience develop into symbolic of the darkish aspect of existence.
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6. Steaming the media (instead of boiling) to dissolve the agar is safer and causes less chemical decomposition. 7. Thermolabile substances (solutions) should be added by filter-sterilization after the basic media have been autoclaved and cooled to 4550°C. Which media to use is difficult to answer since it depends on so many factors: 1. The experimental plant. Some species for example are very sensitive 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. to salt while others can tolerate a high salt concentration. Some species react to the addition of vitamin Bl and others don't.
Metal racks for holding test tubes in the autoclave. Metal Petri dish holders for use in the autoclave*. Test tubes, flasks, plastic containers. ). Autoclave* or pressure cooker. Storage space for chemicals, glassware etc. *. *. Storage tank for distilled and/or de-ionized water. Drying and draining racks. Pipette washer* (acid-proof). Isolation of cultures Laminar air-flow cabinet (sterile inoculation cabinet). Gass supply in inoculation cabinet*. Stereo-microscope*. Bunsenburner for flaming* (or spirit lamp).
2. Autoclaving Most nutrient media are sterilized with the use of an autoclave. This (literally meaning container with a self sealing door) is an apparaturs for sterilization with steam. Providing exposure is sufficient, pressurized steam can destroy all micro-organisms. For example, nutrient media with a volume of up to 50 ml are kept for 20 min. at 121 DC in saturated steam under high pressure. 3) is an expensive piece of apparatus, although it can be bought in different sizes and styles. There is a choice of horizontal (loading from the front, Fig.
A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America (Peterson Field Guide) by Kent H. McKnight, Vera B. McKnight, Roger Tory Peterson