Stat 45

1996 Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) Convention

A large flat tray is best for producing large membranes. Here is a young membrane after only about 5 days of incubation. This membrane has been cleaned by autoclaving and treatment in detergent to remove the entrapped cells of Acetobacter. The wet membrane is remarkably strong and has a gel-like structure. For and interesting recent position paper on the potential industrial uses of bacterial cellulose, please go to :Position Paper

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