MBIO 3812 Ex 1-4 Streak Plate Method of Isolation

MBIO 3812 Ex 1-4 Streak Plate Method of Isolation - MBIO...

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9/26/11 11 Exercise 1-4 Streak Plate Methods for Isolation In all microbiological disciplines (environmental, industrial, food or clinical microbiology) isolating bacteria is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL The goal of isolation is to obtain a PURE bacterial culture ( only one bacterial species ) from a MIXED culture that contains 2 or more bacterial species Streaking for isolation is one of the most important techniques in microbiology and it’s a technique that you will be graded on in each lab skills test MBIO 3812
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9/26/11 22 If you have a sample with more than one bacterial species any test you perform on that culture will be unreliable because the test results may be from any one of the organisms in that culture Exercise 1-4 Streak Plate Methods for Isolation MBIO 3812 Why is obtaining a pure bacterial culture so important? You will need a pure culture of your environmental isolate before you can proceed with any tests so mastery of this technique is crucial!
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9/26/11 33 The concept behind streaking for isolation
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