Microbiology Safety: Aseptic Techniques

Because microorganisms are so small, large populations are generally needed in order to monitor microbial activity. Aseptic techniques help ensure that only one type of microorganism is present in a container (pure culture). These methods also ensure that the microorganisms do not escape from the container, contaminating the laboratory, and possibly causing disease.

More information about Aseptic Techniques is presented in the Lab Skills - Aseptic Techniques section of this course.

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