Reclaiming Bacteria Off of Agar Plates

Tom Dougherty Doughert at synapse.bms.com
Mon Feb 24 16:59:07 EST 1997

In article <antonelli.2.10.000922D3 at pop.service.ohio-state.edu>, antonelli.2 at pop.service.ohio-state.edu (Karen) says:
>I hope I'm not oversimplying things, but can't you just use a loop to scrap 
>them off.
...or equally simple, take a sterile cotton swab, moisten it with sterile
broth and swab them off.  Most organisms resuspend nicely in liquid from a 
swab.  A few species are sensitive to fatty acids in cotton, so you may
have to use synthetic swabs.
Tom Dougherty

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