Freezing bacteria

To Freeze:

  • Pick a new colony, grow overnight in LB

  • inoculate LB from the overnight culture

  • Put 0.15 mL glycerol into sterile cryovial.

  • Add 0.85 mL mid-log culture (OD =~0.4). Pipette up and down to mix thoroughly

  • Freeze. Store in -80 if possible.

To thaw:

  • Scrape surface of frozen stock with sterile stick

  • Streak on agar plate