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I am doing a biology experiment in which I am collecting bacteria from around the school. What would be my best way of going about this task? Also what would be the easiest way to classify it?



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A good start for isolating bacteria in your environment is to look for antibiotic- producing actinomyces. See http://www.accessexcellence.com/AE/AEC/AEF/1995/goudie_soil.html Trudy



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