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WSU Puyallup Ornamental Plant Pathology

Transferring Oomycetes to pure culture

5 17 2011 (click on photos to see larger photo).

Students visited the WSU-Puyallup plant pathology lab to transfer Oomycetes growing on the isolation plates to pure culture on V8 agar.


Labelling plates is an important step in the process.


Transferring colonies to pure culture is done in a laminar flow hood or bio-safety cabinet.



Identifying colonies of Phytophthora or Pythium to be transferred.

Contact: Gary Chastagner, 253-445-4528 | WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA, 98371-4998 USA
Last updated January 2, 2013