looking at decomposers -Micro biology experiment
looking at decomposers -Micro biology experiment: This micro biology experiment looks at fungi and bacteria on grass. With the Biological controls ACT and the concerns of late about cultivation unknowns bacteria on agar plates from swabbing surface in a PC1 LAB in a school environment I wondering if this decomposers experiment should be conducted?
I would be collecting samples from the school grounds and the possible fungi spore that would be in the grass samples are Stinkhorns, Cyanthus Striatus, Leratiomyces ceres and chlorophyllum molybdites these are very common fungi in the school grounds. But for the bacteria this is harder to say. Other than the common grass bacillus we have been know to have Melioidosis in the soil in Cairns BUT in saying this not to our knowledge in the school soil. Also we have cane fields close to the school i was wondering if I should be concerned about the possible of rat urine on the grass and therefore possibility of Lymphocytic choriomeningitis. it is common here from handling sugar cane during harvest time which it is now. The rats leave the field so the oval area could be affected
The experiment requires to wipe non sterilized grass cutting of agar plates and sterilized grass cutting over agar plates and incubate for 24hrs at 37C
So give this I am wondering if my concerns are justified. Could you please look into this and give me some safety guidelines please?
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