User:Paulina Alatriste/Notebook/UNAM Genomics Mexico 2011/2011/05/27
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TAP media preparation
Today Pablo and I started to prepare TAP medium. This medium is necessary to grow Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a single celled green alga that has a native system of hydrogen production. We are going to use it to compare this wild type system with the system engineered by our team and whose goal is to operate in R. etli.
water to 1 liter
Dissolve each element separately: -H3BO3 in 200 ml
Mix all solutions except EDTA. Bring to boil, then add EDTA solution. The mixture should turn green. When everything is dissolved, cool to 70 degrees C. Keeping temperature at 70 adjust pH in a range of 6.5-6.8 with a solution of 20% KOH. Bring the final solution to 1 liter total volume. Stopper the flask with a cotton plug. The solution should eventually turn purple and leave a rust-brown precipitate, which can be removed by filtering.