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Articles by Erin R. Sanders in JoVE
Aseptic Laboratory Techniques: Plating Methods Erin R. Sanders1 1Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles When working with media and reagents used to culture microorganisms, aseptic technique must be practiced to ensure contamination is minimized. A variety of plating methods are routinely used to isolate, propagate, or enumerate bacteria and phage, all of which incorporate procedures that maintain the sterility of experimental materials.
Aseptic Laboratory Techniques: Volume Transfers with Serological Pipettes and Micropipettors Erin R. Sanders1 1Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles When working in a laboratory, it is imperative to minimize sources of contamination. Aseptic technique refers to procedures that permit transfer of cultures and reagents while avoiding contact with non-sterile surfaces. Serological pipettes and micropipettors are used to measure precise volumes without compromising sterility of solutions used in experiments.