I'm currently doing a research project wherein I will be testing the antibiotic resistance of a bacterial sample. Due to a risk of contamination during transport, I'm not allowed to request a uniform bacterial sample form a clinical laboratory. So, I have to produce my own sample. Then, I'm planning to identify the morphology of the bacteria to confirm the species or type.
The ideal scenario is obtaining a sample which is entirely one species of bacteria. However, taking a swab, either from somewhere in the lab or from the body will produce a sample with multiple bacterial species. What source of bacteria can provide the most uniform sample, i.e. a sample with a majority of one species of bacteria? Or, is there another way to obtain a uniform sample? Also, note: I will be conducting the experiment in a school laboratory, so I must be able to safely contain the pathogen.
Edit: I have recently updated my project to be specified towards testing on bacteria present in the throat. So, a bacteria present in this area or similar areas would be preferable.