Microbiology during COVID-19: Are there any additional precautions that should be taken? Science ASSIST has received a few questions on this topic, so we are combining them into one Q&A:
Observing bread mould: Can we grow some mould on bread in a plastic bag and then open the bag to transfer some mould onto a glass slide, with glycerine and a coverslip to view under a microscope?
Safety issues are a significant consideration in the teaching of microbiology as the subject is practical-based and there is potential for exposure to infectious organisms.
This downloadable ASSIST Information sheet outlines the suggested and alternative sterilisation techniques for the in-house preparation of sterile equipment used in microbiology.
This downloadable ASSIST information sheet (AIS) outlines the procedures suitable for the decontamination of Risk Group 1 microbes used in a Physical Containment level 1 laboratory.
This downloadable ASSIST Information Sheet (AIS) provides information and guidelines on the safe handling, use and storage of potting mix.
Inoculating agar plates and sealing them: Could you advise the correct procedure for innoculating agar plates, and in particular, sealing them?