Aseptic technique

Tomasz Bykowski, Brian Stevenson

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This chapter describes common laboratory procedures that can reduce the risk of culture contaminations (sepsis), collectively referred as "aseptic technique." Two major strategies of aseptic work are described: using a Bunsen burner and a laminar flow hood. Both methods are presented in the form of general protocols applicable to a variety of laboratory tasks such as pipetting and dispensing aliquots, preparing growth media, and inoculating, passaging, and spreading microorganisms on petri dishes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A.4D.1-A.4D.11
JournalCurrent Protocols in Microbiology
Issue numberSUPPL. 11
StatePublished - 2008


  • Aseptic technique
  • Bacteriology
  • Bunsen burner
  • Cell culture
  • Laminar flow
  • Laminar hood
  • Sterilization
  • Virology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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