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Answer to Question #65986 in Microbiology for tom

Question #65986
Describe the use of lawn and pour plates and consider why you might choose one of these methods over the other ?
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The goal for each method is to dilute out the colonies to a point where it will be possible to isolate individual colonies.

Using a streak-method for the spread plate method, a tester will be able to have decreasing densities of colonies where as the pour-plate method will be more homogeneous. The pour-plate method also grows
differently since some colonies will be stuck in the middle of the agar.

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