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Cool Virtual lab for my Micro Students


An excellent example of a streak plate

I was looking around online and found this site that has a virtual lab for doing streak plates. Since we will likely be doing these very soon, I thought you might find this to be a pretty neat preview from Michigan State University. 

It took a little playing around before I got it, but click on the ‘module’ button to get started and then drag the inoculating loop to the burner. I think once you do that, the rest is pretty intuitive. There is a pdf of instructions as well to get you started.

The purpose of streak-plating, you should recall, is that it allows you to pick individual colonies that have grown out from individual cells. 

Streak Plate Simulation 

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized


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