Biotech – Induced Sporulation
When producing bacteria, yeast or mold, it is often necessary to store them for further use. One way to preserve microorganisms is to induce sporulation. The challenge is to induce sporulation in a way that is compatible with the process and the application. The means of sporulation induction must not be lethal to the cell and must be affordable as well.
When the microbial density is increased to a point where the cell can be harvested Materium MAT540GF Graphene Flakes can be added to the broth in order to induce sporulation. Results show that Graphene Flakes are a strong sporulation inducer without affecting the viability of the microorganism.