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micro lab ex 6

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which method of specimen handling achieved the best results when plating the flu and why? immediate b/c it was immediately plated
which method of specimen handling achieved the worst results when plating the flu and why? dry swab b/c it had no moisture.
how does a culturette maintain microbe viability? b/c it is a transport media that protects organisms from drying
how is refrigeration useful in maintaining specimen? slow microbial metabolism
what was the most important physical requirement lacking on the dry swab? moisture
what growth requirements are met by the culture medium? nutrients, sheep blood
sheep blood is a growth enhancer
what growth requirements are met during incubation? temp, o2, carbon, humidity
what was TSA II (blood agar) used in this lab exercise growth enhancer, it has hemolytic bacteria
hemolytic bacteria break down blood (RBC)
Created by: xokitty17xo