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Streptomyces griseus

Slope culture



Slope culture of Streptomyces griseus on nutrient agar.



Detailed Description

Responsible for the earthy odour of soil (which can be smelt particularly after rainfall). This strain of S. griseus produces streptomycin (not all do). It has an unusual growth form, with a fungus-like, branching mycelium and aerial hyphae bearing conidia. Grow on glucose or glucose nutrient agar (nutrient agar with 1% glucose added).

See also: http://www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk/MATERIALS/Microbiology/streptomyces.html

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