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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 3



Sealing of Culture Dish to Prevent Contamination

Slide 20

February 2012

If you happen to have a culture that grows up a significant pathogen, or an organism that grows a lot of volume of an organism that is going to contaminate your incubator, you need to seal the plate with tape if you plan to keep it for any length of time. If it is something that you have already identified and it looks like it’s going to be a problem, you can simply just autoclave it. But if you are going to keep it for a significant period of time, make sure you tape it up with oxygen-permeable tape.

Sealing of Culture Dish to Prevent Contamination

 


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