Why Are Petri Plates Inverted during Incubation?


Petri Plates are inverted during incubation to prevent contamination. It also prevents condensation from forming at the top of the lid.If it is not inverted the bacterial colonies will not be able to spread.
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If left upright, condensation that forms on the lid will drip onto the plate, running the colonies together.
Petri dish are inverted during incubation in order to prevent water of Condesation (which is usually formed during the incubation process) from contaminating the culture media or
Petri plates ar incubated upside down to avoid moisture loss during the process. ChaCha
Inverting Petri plates after they cool reduces the risk of contamination by air-borne particles. Inverting the petri dish makes it more difficult for contaminants to enter the growing
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Petri plates are inverted during incubation to stop condensation from growing on top of the lid. Inversion prevents the moisture that is formed due to the condensation of the agar that is used to mix it with petri plates and causes infection.
Petri plates are inverted during incubation to prevent the evaporation of water. When a bacterial is placed in a petri plate, it can generate water condensation which builds up on the top of the petri plate and could contaminate the specimen. By inverting the petri plate, the specimen can remain unaffected. You can find more information here: www.biotopics.co.uk
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