New Technique for the Collection and Isolation of Airborne Microorganisms

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Science  05 Feb 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3397, pp. 359-360
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3397.359


Pure cultures of airborne microorganisms are obtained by simple electrostatic attraction to small glass and plastic cylinders which are rolled over the surface of nutrient agar medium. Little equipment is required, and the necessary materials are inexpensive. Satisfactory qualitative sampling is possible under varying conditions of relative humidity.