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9.3: Pre-lab Questions

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    1. Why is it important to subculture bacteria?
    2. Explain why one should evaluate single colonies of bacteria on plate media.
    3. Draw a colony on a plate that is raised, lobate, translucent, and wrinkled. Show whatever perspectives are needed to illustrate those terms.
    4. Why should you pay careful attention to the growth characteristics of the culture collection you build?

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