Reclaiming Bacteria Off of Agar Plates
robert andrew kazmierczak
kazmrczk at students.uiuc.edu
Sun Mar 2 19:26:31 EST 1997
Use a flamed spreader to dislodge the bugs before sucking them up.
On Sun, 23 Feb 1997, Jordan Gottlieb wrote:
> Hi all...
> When getting bacteria out of suspension, you spin 'em down and remove
> the supernatant. Voila... bacteria.
> Does anyone out there have a good way of getting bacteria off agar
> plates? Currently, I'm just soaking the plate with 5 mL of dH2O for 5
> minutes, and then using a pipet to force as many bacteria off the agar
> as I can.
> I realize I may not be able to say that I get 100% of them, but if
> anyone knows of any good techniques, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
> -Jordan Gottlieb
> jsgottli at unccsun.uncc.edu
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