# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 1509003494

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the concept of a pure and/or isolative culture.


Explanation should include the concept that a pure and/or isolative culture contains a single kind of microorganism, without contaminants. It should also include commentary on the importance of purity in laboratory cultures.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the purpose of a pure culture?
  • What is the process for obtaining a pure and/or isolative culture?
  • Why must one use a pure and/or isolative culture in biomedical laboratory work?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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