Temperature to pour plates

WmsFan wmsfan at aol.com
Wed Feb 1 19:04:09 EST 1995


Here's an easy one for you microbiologists. My son is doing a simple
science experiment looking at the effect of temperature on growth rates of
bacteria in milk. We got some sterile agar and plates from a local
company. We melted the agar, added milk to the plates with sterile
pipettes, and are about to pour the media....but I imagine we could
sterilize the milk if we pour the agar too hot. What temperature should we
cool the agar to before we pour it?

Thanks. 



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