Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Windows Live Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Submit your paper to J Biol Methods today!
Photo
- - - - -

Mycoplasma on normal hands?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 science noob

science noob

    Veteran

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 278 posts
20
Excellent

Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

Any microbiologists can comment on if it's normal to have trace amounts of mycoplasma on our hands? Is microplasma abundant in the air/on human bodies/human environments?

I've seen people move flasks in a tissue culture specific lab without gloved hands and handling cell culture flasks with bare hands without ethanol sterilisation. What are the chances that mycoplasma will get into the incubator via their hands?

#2 bob1

bob1

    Thelymitra pulchella

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,666 posts
396
Excellent

Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

Mycoplasma are a part of the normal skin microflora... so yes, it can happen. If the flasks are wiped down with ethanol before use, then this should minimize risk.




Home - About - Terms of Service - Privacy - Contact Us

©1999-2013 Protocol Online, All rights reserved.