Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

how to use a 10ul inoculating loop?

I need to use this loop to pick up bacteria from an agar plate and dilute it. Do I swipe over many colonies? pick up one colony? if I am suppose pick up one colony does that mean its just one bacteria and if I diluted it once and plated that , its just one bacteria that will grow?

1 Answer

  • God
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Each colony started as a single bacterium.  So if you pick up one colony, dilute it and plate it all the colonies you get are a mono-culture.

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