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Automated Microbial Colony Picker at GLBRC

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GLBRC screening efforts begin with the automated selection of microbial colonies in multiwell plates— selecting up to 7,000 colonies per hour. The robot then dispenses growth medium into the destination plates and seals the plates for analysis.

Credit or Source: Photo by Wolfgang Hoffmann, University of Wisconsin–Madison


US DOE. 2010. Bioenergy Research Centers: An Overview of the Science, DOE/SC-0127, US Department of Energy. (p. 21) (website)

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