The Second Micro Lab Practical

The second lab practical will be this Thursday, December 9th, and hopefully everyone has signed up for a spot on the door.  As noted in lab this week, we will be expected to have “practical” knowledge of the topics we have covered over the past 6 weeks in lab. What do I mean by “practical?” Well, I would recommend that you review any basic stains we did in the second half of the lab.

Additionally, the following topics should be understood:

  • Biochemical tests for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae, including the name/basis of each test, any reagents included in the medium during incubation and added following incubation, and the interpretation of each test
  • The difference between transient and resident microbiota
  • Staphylococcus: main species, tests used to identify, appearance and characteristics, media
  • Streptococcus: main species, tests used to identify, appearance and characteristics, media
  • Control by temperature
  • Control by osmotic pressure
  • Control by chemotherapeutics

Also, remember to bring in your lab journals to turn in at the start of the practical, and take home your lab coat at the end.

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My name is David Singleton, and I am an Associate Professor of Microbiology at York College of Pennsylvania. My main course is BIO230, a course taken by allied-health students at YCP. Views on this site are my own.

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