How can I find and get sulfate-reducing bacteria? Where and how can I store them for a long time?

  • $\begingroup$ What are your plans? $\endgroup$ – Chris Sep 28 '16 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ The plan is to put it into an apple size capsule that would be sent to Mars. So basically the bacteria should stay alive during the travel period and after impact to the planet. $\endgroup$ – Serg Sep 28 '16 at 11:57
  • $\begingroup$ Another point is to make them to be the only of microorganism species in the substance. Because I do not want something oxygen consuming to get there before some source. $\endgroup$ – Serg Sep 28 '16 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ The oxygen might be needed for algae. $\endgroup$ – Serg Sep 28 '16 at 12:09

Sulfate-reducing bacteria are everywhere, one spoon of soil contains several different species of them. The problem is how to isolate them from the other bacteria. This old paper explains how to do it, I am sure there are newer techniques to do the same, it's up to you to dig into the literature to find the one you prefer if you want to isolate them by yourself.

Otherwise, just buy it from a collection.

  • $\begingroup$ Old paper page is not available. Do you have it in webarchive? $\endgroup$ – Serg Sep 28 '16 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ Wired, the link was active few hours ago.. I have uploaded the file here filedropper.com/mic-3-1-46 $\endgroup$ – alec_djinn Sep 28 '16 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ I have updated the link of "This old paper" now it should work. $\endgroup$ – alec_djinn Sep 28 '16 at 12:53

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