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    Hey, I was revising some core biology and I came across these words in the following context:

    Antiseptic - it was talking about the work of Dr Semmelweis and the hand washing thing.
    Aseptic - a technique of culturing bacteria.

    Can someone clarify the difference between these? Thanks!
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    An antiseptic is literally a chemical you put on something to kill germs on it. Aseptic techniques are the collection of guidelines for culturing bacteria without any contamination. In general if you do something aseptically it means you're doing it without risking contamination.
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    An antiseptic is literally a chemical you put on something to kill germs on it. Aseptic techniques are the collection of guidelines for culturing bacteria without any contamination. In general if you do something aseptically it means you're doing it without risking contamination.
    Ohhhhhh right! Ah, I get it now! Okay, thanks a lot bro for the help!!
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    (Original post by Perfection Ace)
    Ohhhhhh right! Ah, I get it now! Okay, thanks a lot bro for the help!!
    No problem!
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    just to add something here as i do culturing bacteria at B3 and a few things to make sure that you are culturing aseptically is by taping the agar disk, sterilising the inoculating loop, boiling the agar etc :-)
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    just to add something here as i do culturing bacteria at B3 and a few things to make sure that you are culturing aseptically is by taping the agar disk, sterilising the inoculating loop, boiling the agar etc :-)
    What's B3? o.o and thanks!
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    (Original post by Perfection Ace)
    What's B3? o.o and thanks!
    biology unit 3, it's the last unit in triple science.
    in triple science theres: core, unit 2, unit 3 :-)
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    biology unit 3, it's the last unit in triple science.
    in triple science theres: core, unit 2, unit 3 :-)
    Ohhhh, I do B3 too then! Although I've never done culturing before......
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    (Original post by Perfection Ace)
    Ohhhh, I do B3 too then! Although I've never done culturing before......
    yeah my teacher said everyone in britain do the same topic at core science but by the time you get to B2 or B3 the exam board gets to choose the topics they want to test u on
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    yeah my teacher said everyone in britain do the same topic at core science but by the time you get to B2 or B3 the exam board gets to choose the topics they want to test u on
    Ohhh okay, what exam board are you on? I'm on AQA.
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    Ohhh okay, what exam board are you on? I'm on AQA.
    im with wjec
 
 
 
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