Morning: Listened to presentations
The flasks originally designed to culture cyanobacteria were found with growth, but we're not sure what is growing: Nick believes that there is fungi growing in the cultures, and that this is competing with the sparse amounts of cyanobacteria growing.
We discussed different scientific problems: is there a problem with the lighting or with the media?
We thought that there may be sterility issues, and that we don't have the conditions just right. We figured that we should to be very rigorous with the experiment, especially since it takes longer for cyanobacteria to grow (and our mistakes and troubleshooting take longer to figure out).
AgendaAlso: see the cyanobacteria lab notebook page for this date.