RECC | 4. Growing Your Samples

4. Growing Your Samples


This step is both easy and important. All you have to do is leave the plates to grow endophytes on their surface.

1) Find a cool, dark environment to let the plates grow in.
2) Check them once a day each day until you start to see growth, you should start to see movement on the plate surface after about 2 to 3 days.
3) Once growth become visible, take a photograph each day to compare.
4) You should track the colours and shapes that the microbes form, this will help with the next step: Identification.