We were busy today preparing media and pouring plates for cultivation of various phytopathogenic microbes.
Alison and Darion prepared V8 juice plates that are used to promote sporulation of various fungi.
One of the key ingredients of this medium is the well known Campbell’s V8 vegetable juice!
Brenna and Audrey prepared YDC media that is used for subculturing suspected bacterial pathogens xanthomonads and clavibacters.
Maggie and Cody made YPD media that is a rich source of food for many plant pathogenic bacteria.
We will use our newly prepared media to culture phytopathogenic microbes identified in the UAB Gardens in the coming weeks!