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Science Project Suggestions

School Project #1 – Sampling the Environment for Bioburden

Allow the plate to sit undisturbed for 4-5 days, then observe the plate for bacterial and fungal growth (fungal growth may take longer to appear (7-14 days). Fungus colonies will appear as hairy or fuzzy growth, whereas bacterial colonies will be smooth and creamy in appearance Perform the same procedure for other test surfaces and compare your results.

Supplies adequate for 10 tests sites

  • Blood Agar Plate – Catalog No. A10, (10 Plates)
  • Sterile Swabs – Catalog No. – 972029(100 swabs)
  • Sterile 0.85% Saline – Catalog No. R45, 20 tubes

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