Product Code TM 1241

  • Description

    Iron bacteria are considered to be capable of metabolizing reduced iron present in their aqueous habitat and depositing it in the form of hydrated ferric oxide on or in their mucilaginous secretions. The large amount of brown slime so produced will impart a reddish tinge and an unpleasant odour to drinking water and may render the supply unsuitable for domestic or industrial purposes.
    Maintenance (SCY) Medium is prepared in accordance with APHA and is used for the maintenance of iron bacteria. Isolation and maintenance media have proven successful for identifying various groups of filamentous organisms including iron bacteria. Iron bacteria, especially those belonging to Sphaerotilus-Leptothrix group thrive in this media, which is too dilute to support proliferation of more rapidly growing organisms.
    Prepare agar slants and aseptically pipette 3 ml sterile tap water on the slant surfaces. Inoculate and incubate at room temperature until turbid growth develops in liquid layer. The cells remain viable for 3 months at refrigeration temperature.

  • Principle

    for maintenance of iron bacteria

  • Microorganism

    • Leptothrix discophora
    • Sphaerotilus natans
    • Thiobacillus thioparus
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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