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Sterile technique Sterile technique refers to handling live cultures without contaminating either  the cultures or the unsuspecting world. It is also vital to obtaining consistent  results in genetic experiments. Sources of contamination are everywhere, on  surfaces, in solutions, in the air and especially on you. You must therefore be  ever vigilant to guard against them. Wash your hands before doing any experiments. Your skin is a breading  ground for many potential contaminants like  Staphococcus aureus,  Pseudomonads, E. coli, Serratia , the list is endless.  And wearing gloves may  help, but it is no panacea.  To protect your cultures from your flora, you need to  kill your flora. The best way to protect your cultures is to limit the time they are in contact  with potential fomites. A  fomite  is an inanimate object or surface that can carry  contaminants. If possible, make sure that anything that comes in contact with the 
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course BIO 2322 taught by Professor Spotswood during the Spring '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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