A Research Study Of Microbiology

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Introduction: The Skaneateles Conservation Area, including the primary forest and the secondary forest, located in Onondaga County, New York. Primary forests and secondary forests are two major groupings of land in Skaneateles forests. A primary forest is a land that is untouched by man and the ecological processes of it were not disturbed, while the secondary forest is a land that was agriculturally used and the ecological processes of it were disturbed. Microbiology is the study of small life. The soil in both the primary forest and the secondary forest is one of the main receptacles of microbial life. The most abundant microbes in soil are bacteria. According to Gregory McGee in microbiology, a pure culture is very important as it is derived from a colony (McGee, 2016). In this experiment, we used the streak plate and the sterile techniques methods. The sterile technique was used to avoid contamination of sterile media and equipment during cell culture of unwanted microbes. Sterile technique is one of the best techniques to minimize potential contamination. In microbiology, streaking is a technique used to isolate a pure strain from a single species of microorganism. It is essential to avoid contamination as a heavy contamination of the soil could result in reducing fungal biomass and alter the composition of the fungal community (Mülle, Westergaard, Sørensen, and Christensen, 2001). While it is important to understand how contamination could affect the procedure, it is

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