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The Streak Plate Protocol

  • Author: D. Sue Katz1
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    Affiliations: 1: Biology Department, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK, 74017
  • Citation: D. Sue Katz. 2008. The streak plate protocol.
  • Publication Date : September 2008
  • Category: Protocol
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FIG. 1. Streak variations. Alcaligenes faecalis on tryptic soy agar using a streak pattern from Levine (6). (D. Sue Katz, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK)

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FIG. 2. A drawing representing the streak pattern recommended by Pelczar and Reid (8). All strokes of the loop or needle are done in a single forward direction, rather than in a back-and-forth pattern, as indicated by the arrowhead directions. The initial sector is at the top of the plate, followed clockwise by sectors 2, 3, and 4.

Source: September 2008
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FIG. 3. Three sector T streak. Mixed culture with Serratia marcescens, strain Nima (red pigmented), isolated on MacConkey agar. (D. Sue Katz, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK)

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FIG. 4. This plate illustrates a streak plate which did not achieve isolation, and which would not be considered a good streak plate example. This photograph is by Dr. Min-Ken Liao, Furman University.

Source: September 2008
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