Basic Microbiological Techniques

(HTML-5 rebuild & remaster in progress - available soon) Lesson Code: PPM-710. The techniques used frequently by microbiologists including media preparation, pure culture techniques and the pour plate technique.

  • Category: Microbiology Laboratory - Practices


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

- Explain the term 'microbiological media' and name the three different media forms

- Explain the difference between agar plates, agar slants and agar deeps

- Explain the difference between reserve and working stock cultures

- Describe how reserve and working stock cultures are used and stored

- Describe the quadrant and continuous streak plate methods

- Describe the common streak plate method mistakes

- Describe the pour plate method