Basics and Principles of Bacterial Isolation and Identification



The microbiome has gained interest recently across numerous scientific fields. Whilst studying a microbiota can shed light onto microbe-host interactions, a reductionist approach is typically opted to study a particular bacterial species.

This guide will focus on isolation and identification of cultures, as well as offering tips and tricks from years of experience.

Download this guide for guidance on:

  • The streak plate method
  • Culture media
  • Growth and maintenance
  • Bacterial identification