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How can you stop a cell culture from becoming contaminated?

Sterilising petri dishes and agar before use. 

Taping lid of petri dish whilst microbes are glowing. 

Sterilising innoculating loops before use.

Carry out experiment near bunsen burner for updraft. 

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