How do you perform serial dilution without sterile broth?
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What is the differences between a streak plate technique and a serial dilution technique?
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What is the purpose of serial dilution?
A common design for estimating the concentrations of compounds in biological samples is the serial dilution assay, in which measurements are taken at several different dilutions of a sample, giving several opportunities for an accurate measurement. Curren tly, serial dilution is a standard tool in the fields of toxicology and immunology. Serial dilution helps to choose a dilution which is relevant to our experiment. Often the standard which is given to you in the lab is far to strong for the experiment and it needs to be diluted. But equally the equipment has a detection limit so we can't dilute it to much, or if it is too diluted the experiment might not work.
Asked in Chemistry
What is serial dilution?
Serial dilution is usually 1/10 dilution. Therefore after a series of dilutions, you have a logarithmic curve of concentration (log10). Basically, if diluting 1/10 and starting off with 1 molar solution, first dilution = 0.1M, 2nd = 0.01M, 3rd = 0.001M. If making a 0.001M solution involved weighing out 0.005g of a salt for example, the error in making this solution out would be very large in comparison to weighing out 5g (1M) and diluting it 3 times by serial dilution. The benefit of it is mainly accuracy.
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Serial dilution method for bacterial growth measurement?
bacterial cell numbers needs reducing ,which is done by repeatedly diluting the amount of you have in your sample. A small amount of bacterial sample is mixed with a diluent solution(such as sterile broth), and then dilution are made. by adding small amount of diluted bacteria samples then spread onto the agar plate by L-shaped glass rod.
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How do you prepare 1 is to 100 dilution in small volume?
Your best bet is a serial dilution, i.e. get 2 10ml volumetric flasks and take 1ml of your solution to be diluted, and make to 10ml with solvent, mix this, then take 1ml of the resulting 10mls and dilute that to 10ml. 2x 10 times dilutions is 100x dilution. Alternatively if you have less to start with, use micro pipettes