Culturing microorganisms (Practical)

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  • Created on: 14-05-18 20:28

Growing bacteria in a lab

  • Bacteria (and some other microorganisms) are cultured in a culture medium
  • Culture medium - contains the carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins needed for growth
  • The culture medium can be solid agar jelly or a nutrient broth solution 
  • Bacteria grown on agar plates will form visible colonies on the surface or spread out to give an even covering of bacteria
  • Inoculating loops can be used to transfer microorganisms to the culture medium
  • Sterile dropping pipettes and spreader can be used to get an even covering of bacteria
  • In schools, microorganisms cannot be kept above 25 degrees as harmful pathogens may…

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Culturing microorganisms (Practical)

  • Created by: cowsgomoo
  • Created on: 14-05-18 20:28

Growing bacteria in a lab

  • Bacteria (and some other microorganisms) are cultured in a culture medium
  • Culture medium - contains the carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins needed for growth
  • The culture medium can be solid agar jelly or a nutrient broth solution 
  • Bacteria grown on agar plates will form visible colonies on the surface or spread out to give an even covering of bacteria
  • Inoculating loops can be used to transfer microorganisms to the culture medium
  • Sterile dropping pipettes and spreader can be used to get an even covering of bacteria
  • In schools, microorganisms cannot be kept above 25 degrees as harmful pathogens may…

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