Silicone sponge captures unknown bacteria

KIT Researchers Develop a Chip that Captures Microbial Dark Matter in Air, Water, and Soil – New Tool for Biotechnology and Medicine

Image: Petri dishes in the laboratory; Copyright: RossHelen

Copyright: RossHelen

23/01/2023

Image: Microscope image: sponge-like structure of the chip in grey and microorganisms (in red). Copyright: Institute for Biological Interfaces-1, KIT

The sponge-like structure of the chip (in gray) was produced with salt crystals. In the lab, it is colonized by the red microorganisms within a few days. Copyright: Institute for Biological Interfaces-1, KIT

"Capture" of very different bacteria

Silicone sponge produced with table salt

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