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*1% casein medium is somewhat opaque, but this is not why OD cannot be used as a measure of growth
*1% casein medium is somewhat opaque, but this is not why OD cannot be used as a measure of growth
*As pseudomonas elastase/proteases break down casein, the turbidity in the tube increases as the bits of degraded protein accumulate
*As pseudomonas elastase/proteases break down casein, the turbidity in the tube increases as the bits of degraded protein accumulate
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:-- WT PAO1 will turn the tube milk white and completely opaque after ~4 hours in fresh medium
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:-- WT PAO1 will turn the tube milk white and completely opaque after ~4 hours after the first few days of passage into fresh medium
:-- A LasR mutant should NOT show the milky tube phenotype! If it does, you have contamination
:-- A LasR mutant should NOT show the milky tube phenotype! If it does, you have contamination
::''if you want to keep the casein solution you have made, be sure to keep a negative control to rule out contamination there''
::''if you want to keep the casein solution you have made, be sure to keep a negative control to rule out contamination there''

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Casein growth FYIs

  • 1% casein medium is somewhat opaque, but this is not why OD cannot be used as a measure of growth
  • As pseudomonas elastase/proteases break down casein, the turbidity in the tube increases as the bits of degraded protein accumulate
-- WT PAO1 will turn the tube milk white and completely opaque after ~4 hours after the first few days of passage into fresh medium
-- A LasR mutant should NOT show the milky tube phenotype! If it does, you have contamination
if you want to keep the casein solution you have made, be sure to keep a negative control to rule out contamination there
  • To enumerate growth, colony counts should be performed

Casein media recipes

1% casein medium

1% Casein sodium salt from bovine milk [from Sigma]

1x PM medium or 1x M9

- Stir at medium high speed until casein is dissolved (can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on how awesome your stir plate is)

- Filter sterilize

-- Note that filter surface area is the same size in the 250 ml and 500 ml filter sterilization units; because the filters will clog, it's better to aliquot into 250 ml or smaller bottles

PM Medium

for 1000 mL

Requires flushing with inert gas

800 ml ddH2O

25 ml 0.5M Na2HPO4

25 ml 0.5M KH2PO4

10 ml 10% (NH4)2SO4

10 ml concentrated base (recipe follows)

- Bring volume to 1000 ml and pH to 6.8

- Autoclave for 45 min


1. Pour PM into round flask, flush with argon gas for 30 min, close with rubber stopper, and place medium and 16 ml hungate tubes (including lids and rubber stopper) into anaerobic glove box

2. Pour 10 ml into hungate tubes, and close with rubber stopper and lid

3. Remove tubes from glove box and autoclave

4. Add carbon sources from sterile stock solutions (e.g., acetate and succinate)

Concentrated base for PM

for 1000 mL

Casein growth protocols

Starting casein cultures

4 days before the start of experiment

From frozen stock, streak to LB plate and grow O/N at 37°C

3 days before

Pick a single colony and inoculate into LB + 5mM MOPs buffer
Grow O/N at 37°C with shaking

2 days before

Into an 18 mm tube with 3 mL 1% casein, transfer 30 μL O/N LB culture (Day 1 casein culture')
Grow O/N at 37°C with shaking

1 day before

Into fresh 1% casein, transfer 100 μL from Day 1 casein culture to start Day 2 casein culture
Grow O/N at 37°C with shaking

Use this Day 2 culture to set up casein experiments

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