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Notes based on 'Basic practical microbiology' © Society for General Microbiology.

Incubating the plates to promote growth of microbes is an essential part of any microbiology investigation. Incubating in aerobic conditions, and below human body temperature, reduce the risk of encouraging microorganisms (particularly bacteria) that could be pathogenic to humans. Taping the lids on reduces the chance that students will open plates when viewing, but there

To follow the progress of a starch digestion or starch synthesis reaction, you could track the changing concentration of starch with a colorimeter.

Refer to Aseptic techniques before starting this or any other microbiology practical work.