STERILITY : It MUST achieve a high enough temperature to STERILIZE the Media (Ex : 121°C-15min, 110°C-20 min)
FERTILITY : It MUST NOT achieve a too high temperature in order not to burn the media (to avoid destroying the sugars, peptones…) (ex: <121,5 or 122°C : Malt agar)
HOMOGENEITY : so that the whole media batch goes through the same temperature. So that the media has the same density (no random solids) for a good plate reading.
REPEATABILITY : In order to assure always the SAME media production
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