Inoculation is a microbiology technique which is used to introduce or place specimens and microbial cultures on or into a culture medium.
The organism to be transferred into or onto the surface of the culture media (inclusive of solid and liquid or broth media) is known as inoculum.
Inoculation is performed in the microbiology laboratory with an important piece of apparatus known as the inoculating loop (Figure 1).
Inoculation technique allows microbiologists to obtain pure cultures of microorganisms through a process known as streaking.
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