Learn how to prepare a pour plate by following a stepwise virtual lab protocol. Explore good aseptic technique, flame sterilisation and using an automated pipette to dispense bacteria. Review the results of the pour plate and the reasoning behind decisions taken throughout.
How the appearance of colonies differs between those growing within the agar and those growing on the surface
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