Incubator- Definition, Parts, Working, Types, Uses, Precautions


An incubator in microbiology is a device that creates and maintains optimal conditions of temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors for the growth of microorganisms. An incubator can be used to culture both unicellular and multicellular organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, animal cells, and plant cells. An incubator is an essential piece of laboratory equipment for many experimental and diagnostic purposes in microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, and biotechnology.