Effects of growth medium, inoculum size, and incubation time on culturability and isolation of soil bacteria.

@article{Davis2005EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of growth medium, inoculum size, and incubation time on culturability and isolation of soil bacteria.},
  author={Kathryn E R Davis and Shayne J Joseph and Peter H. Janssen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={826-34}
}
Soils are inhabited by many bacteria from phylogenetic groups that are poorly studied because representatives are rarely isolated in cultivation studies. Part of the reason for the failure to cultivate these bacteria is the low frequency with which bacterial cells in soil form visible colonies when inoculated onto standard microbiological media, resulting… CONTINUE READING