Microbiology


HERE ARE THE COMPLETE NOTES FOR THE UNIT



HERE ARE THE STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS IN AN EXPANDED FORMAT



This is a good website for an overview of microbiology lab basics.

Our Online Textbook - Through the Microscope by Timothy Paustian




Lab 4 Pre-lab Assignment: View the following videos - download, print and read Lab 4.



Note that there are slight variations in procedures depending on the source of the lab. Be mindful of the things that are always the same. These videos explain the smear technique and the simple stain.



Some example Colonies for LAB 5







Here is a great link for a more complete explanation of Numerical aperature and resolving power.

http://www.gonda.ucla.edu/bri_core/na.htm

The main thing you need to understand in Resolving power is "resolving power of a microscope, which is the smallest separation at which two separate objects can be distinguished (or resolved)." (http://www.biologymad.com/cells/microscopy.htm)


Lab 2 Pre-lab Assignment: View the following video and answer the questions below.



1. What is "first and foremost" important in regards to your sample?
2. What does the cover slip do on a slide with too much water?
3. Describe how to repair a wet mount with too much water?
4. What can you do if the sample has too little water? Be specific.