Prokaryotes Living Organisms 42 ph: 800.334.5551 fax: 800.222.7112 Carolina® MicroKwik Culture® Since a MicroKwik Culture® can be refrigerated, you can order it ahead of time for use on short notice. These freeze-dried cultures are listed with our regular bacteria cultures on the following pages. Note: Each MicroKwik Culture® comes with 5 mL of rehydration medium. Carolina® Bacteria Cultures: Growing Strong • Over 100 different cultures • For every level of study • Pure and high-quality • Easy-to-use media Restricted Bacteria †Plant Pathogen. Customers at all shipping locations outside NC must obtain USDA PPQ Form 526, Application and Permit to Move Live Plant Pests or Noxious Weeds, at, or call Customer Service at 800.334.5551. Approval may take up to 30 days. International customers may need other permits. ‡Pathogen (Human or Animal). Cannot be shipped to high schools, preparatory schools, or individuals, in accordance with guidelines of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Bacteria: Essential Tools for Today and Tomorrow Our top-quality products make it easy to incorporate bacteria into your science curriculum. Not only do we have more than 100 bacteria cultures to choose from, but the selections are suitable for use at multiple skill levels—from beginner to graduate study. Variety offers another advantage, giving you the choice of economical tube culture, freeze-dried MicroKwik Culture®, or convenient plate culture. The benefits of working with these bacteria cultures extend well beyond the classroom. The aseptic techniques needed to transfer cultures and streak plates are fundamental workplace skills needed for many of today’s medical and technical careers. Bacteria also have wide applications in the food and chemical industries because of their highly diverse metabolic activities. Foods as dissimilar as yogurt and chocolate depend upon bacterial fermentations in their production. Students can learn about the impact of bacteria on carbon and nitrogen cycles as well. Bacteria are involved in many of the events that make life possible for other organisms, including humans. Fossils of prokaryotes similar to today’s bacteria have been found in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks. A mastery of bacteria is the key to understanding life on earth in the past, present, and future. About Our Cultures Bacteria cultures are labeled by genus and species name, media on which they are cultivated, and temperature for optimal growth. All Gram staining is based on 24-hour cultures. All cultures are guaranteed as to species and purity. Special packing and transportation costs are extra for animal and human pathogens. For culture media, see the Media & Supplies section beginning on page 80.
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