Orbital shakers with temperature control Frequently used for
grown bacterial (37 °C, 225-300 rpm) and yeast (30 °C, 200-250 rpm).
Can also be used to grow tissue culture cells (start at ~50 rpm, could
go as high as 150 rpm depending on cell types and adaptation).
Orbital shaker with a radiation-protective cover can be used as
a hybridization oven.
Special shakers with microplate holders can be used for shaking 96-well
plates for growing clones in 96 wells, ELISA, etc.
Frequently used for gentle rocking of solutions
in staining or destaining gels, Southern/Northern/Western washes, etc.
Rock and Roll shaker
Move in tilted angels. Frequently used for mixing solutions in microtubes,
hybridization bags, etc.
Shakers require minimum maintenance. Keep them clean.