(Prokaryotes or Eukaryotes)
You can use the Sorvall high speed centrifuge to pellet
bacteria. Place your bacterial growth with media into a 400ml centrifuge
tube. Place the tube in the rotor and centrifuge at about 4000 rpm for
15 minutes. Remove the supernatant. This is the result.
You can also centrifuge eukaryotic cell populations
using low speed in a benchtop centrifuge. You can use a gradient at
low speed to seperate out populations. The RIC Facility is working on
getting a low speed benchtop centrifuge.