Winogradsky Column: Case Study

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The Winogradsky will be used as the environment to obtain the bacteria. Desulvibrio is an anaerobe organism usually found in aquatic/soil environments. This environment is presented in the Winogradsky column since it is muddy and wet. On the first day of lab a Winogradsky column was made. The procedure that was followed included the following nutrients; water, organic soil and paper towels. The Winogradsky column that was made did not have the addition of sulfur which may be a concern since the intended organism for isolating is a sulfate reducing bacteria. The exception could be obtaining Desulvibrio from an environment such like the duck pond located on campus, some different types of organisms that could also be present in that environment

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