Microwaves: how effective at sterilization

RM Brownlie rmb10 at york.ac.uk
Wed Oct 18 17:49:59 EST 1995


Recently when in a rush for LB plates I have resorted to 
microwaving 100 ml quantities and have found these to be clean every time. 
Does any one know if this is a very reliable method for sterilization. 
Does it inactivate spores and is sterilization dependant on an aqueous 
environment? Could it be used to sterilize plasticware for instance.

Thanks for any response

Robert 



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