Isolation of Pure Cultures Of Bacteria: Vibrio phosphoreum from Squid or Ocean Fish

Harold Eddleman, Indiana Biolab

This educational web page presents an isolation protocol for the bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio phosphoreum. It includes an introduction to Vibrio, safety concerns, interesting activities to do with bioluminescent organisms in the classroom, and a list of related web sites.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology