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BIOL 325: Introductory Microbiology Labs

Experiments

Day 1

  • Safety Orientation
  • Exercise 1: Introduction to the microscope
  • Exercise 2: Microscopic slide techniques
  • Exercise 3: Streak plate method of bacterial isolation
  • Exercise 4: Aseptic technique
  • Project: Bacterial identification project (4 days to complete)

Day 2

  • Exercise 5: Selective, enrichment, and differential media.
  • Exercise 6: Differential tests
  • Exercise 7: Differential staining
  • Project: Bacterial identification project (continued)

Day 3

  • Exercise 8: Determination of bacterial growth
  • Exercise 9: Sterilization
  • Exercise 10: Chemical control of bacterial growth
  • Exercise 11: Bacterial transformation
  • Project: Bacterial identification project (continued)

Day 4

  • Exercise 12: Industrial microbiology
  • Exercise 13: Medical microbiology
  • Exercise 14: Immunology
  • Project: Bacterial identification project (completed)

Updated December 11 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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