Lactobacillus gasseri Lauer and Kandler
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2. From a single tube of #416 broth (5 to 6 ml), withdraw approximately 0.5 to 1.0 ml with a Pasteur or 1.0 ml pipette and use to rehydrate the entire pellet.
3. Aseptically transfer the rehydrated pellet back into the broth tube. Mix well
4. Use several drops of this suspension to inoculate a second tube of broth, a slant and/or a plate.
5. Incubate tubes and plate at 37oC in an atmosphere of 5% CO2 for 48 hours. Loosen screw caps of all test tubes during the incubation period.
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