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Aseptic Laboratory Techniques

Aseptic Laboratory Techniques: Plating Methods

Article DOI: 10.3791/3064
May 11th, 2012


Summary May 11th, 2012

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.

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