Microbe hunting

Bacteria, yeast, and other microbes are a necessary part of natural part of the world.  Microbes are microscopic, meaning that we cannot see them with the naked eye.  Instead, we hunt for microorganisms in our homes using petri dishes filled…

Biotechnology Basics – Using BactoBeads™

What are BactoBeads™? BactoBeads™ are non-pathogenic, freeze-dried microbes (bacteria and lower eukaryotes) that are easily cultured for use in the classroom.  Each bead contains microorganisms, buffer, salts and nutrient broth in an instantly soluble pellet.  What is so special about…