streak plate


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streak plate

[′strēk ‚plāt]
(microbiology)
A method of culturing aerobic bacteria by streaking the surface of a solid medium in a petri dish with an inoculating wire or glass rod in a continuous movement so that most of the surface is covered; used to isolate majority members of a mixed population.
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