I have a few questions I am unable to answer:
I have just started studying Microbiology.
Other than allowing agar plates to dry to avoid bacteria running together why would you spread 0.1ml onto the surface of an agar plate when preforming viable counts.
This next one has me really stuck - we haven't covered anything like this..
Biochemical tests are used to help identify microorganisms based on their metabolic reactions. What are the main limitations of these methods?
Which method is now generally preferred and why?