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Burner

1. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.

2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc, where the flame is produced.

(Science: chemistry) Bunsen's burner, a kind of burner, invented by professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame. Argand burner, rose burner, etc. See Argand, rose, etc.


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How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes

... bring them with me to the university in the fall and use their equipment. Not exactly willing to invest in an autoclave yet! Maybe I'll try the burner idea. Or just buy some disposable sterile plates. Thanks again. :)

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by animus
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes
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Re: How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes

... from your results I presume you aren't doing that. The main issue with petri dish contamination is airborne bacteria, if you get a Bunsen burner and work closely with it on a blue flame (not too close of course) it will increase the sterility of the area. This should hopefully reduce contamination, ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes
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Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... Scissors Forceps Pipette (10-100µl) with sterile tips Distilled water Mortar & pestle Scalpel CD Writer Pen, for writing on the plate. Bunsen burner and heat mat 4. Using the pipette, put 50µl of E. coli broth onto each agar plate. 5. Sterilise the spreader with the Bunsen burner (3 waves ...

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by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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Views: 7831

Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... Scissors Forceps Pipette (10-100µl) with sterile tips Distilled water Mortar & pestle Scalpel CD Writer Pen, for writing on the plate. Bunsen burner and heat mat 4. Using the pipette, put 50µl of E. coli broth onto each agar plate. 5. Sterilise the spreader with the Bunsen burner (3 waves ...

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by Squirrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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Views: 7831

Re: What I need to make a microbiology lab?

... [ to minimize contamination]; basic equipment-autoclave, incubator, weighing balance, pH meter, water bath, rotary shaker, gas cylinder, Bunsen burner etc, glass wares- Petri dishes, conical flasks, test tubes, durham tubes etc; materials- culture media, distilled water, some chemical compounds- ...

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by chimezie
Wed May 11, 2011 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What I need to make a microbiology lab?
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