Fong:TFU

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Overview

This liquid medium is for general culture of the actinomycete Thermobifida fusca. In this recipe, cellobiose is the sole carbon source at 0.5%. Both the amount and type of carbon source may be varied; cellulose, CMC, glucose, and xylan are all acceptable sources.

Materials

For one liter liquid medium

  • Macro Salts
    • 1.5g NaCl
    • 3.1g (NH)2SO4
    • 9.1g Na2HPO4
    • 0.9g KH2HPO4
  • 0.2g Yeast Extract (optional)
  • 5.0g Cellobiose
  • 20ml [Microsalts]
  • 10ml Biotin and Thiamine

Procedure

  1. Add macrosalts to 750ml diH2O
    • Heat as necessary.
  2. Adjust to 7.4 ± 0.2 pH
  3. Add additional ingredients
  4. Raise volume to 1L and cover
  5. Autoclave on liquid cycle for at least 30min.

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input!

  1. Remember that T. fusca is a thermophile; optimal Tgrowth is 55°C

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References

Relevant papers and books

  1. Hägerdal BG, Ferchak JD, and Pye EK. . pmid:16345322. PubMed HubMed [Hagerdal1978]
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