• Question: what is a micro sample

    Asked by thus497fad on 25 Apr 2024.
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      Claire Price answered on 25 Apr 2024:

      In microbiology, we usually use the words “micro sample” when we are talking about microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

      In research, it just means a small sample. For example, a micro sample in a laboratory might mean looking at and working with samples smaller than 50 microliters. Or put another way, it is a sample that is 0.05 ml. So imagine 1 ml of water or any other liquid. That is small. This is even smaller than half that!