Microbial Identification

We use molecular methods to identify microbes based on their DNA sequences. This is more accurate than identifying microbes based on morphology or physiology.

Bacterial / Fungal identification

  • Identification to genus level – R600.00 excl. VAT
  • Identification to species level – R1300.00 excl. VAT

Bacterial / Fungal Plate Counts

With the use of non-selective, selective or differential media, we can determine the colony forming units (CFU) of a given sample.

Examples of microbes:

  • Total bacteria
  • Total fungi
  • Bacillus spp.
  • Rhizobium spp. or Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
  • Trichoderma spp.

Please contact us to discuss your specific microbial need.

Price: R525.00 excl. VAT


Electropherogram showing a DNA sequence.

Phylogenetic tree used to identify isolates.

Bacillus growing on a differential medium.

Contact Us:

J.C. Smuts Building, 3rd Floor, Room A330, Department of Microbiology, De Beer Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
(021) 808 5806/7   info@sporatec.co.za; tcon@sun.ac.za