streaking for isolation vs. spread plates
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:21 AM
If we do streaking for isolation, instead of spread plates, why is that?
If we do spread plates, we can count colonies which survive in antibiotic plates.
What is good for streaking for isolation?
Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:21 PM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:22 AM
spread plates are used to get CFU counts when you got single colonies on your plates you isloate them with straking which was explained by bob1 already. So spreading is basically to "chatch" bacteria on a plate and get them to grow and then you will streak them to isolate them from other bacteria...am I making sense?