Growth Requirements of E. coli and Auxotrophs - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. The natural host of E. coli is:

2. Which of the following best describes the optimal growth conditions of E. coli?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What's an auxotroph? What is E. coli's natural host? You'll need to answer these and other questions related to the lesson if you want to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • Optimal growth conditions for E. coli
  • Term for a bacteria that can survive with or without oxygen
  • Example(s) of growth factors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how E. coli can grow best
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define important terms, such as auxotroph, host and bacteria
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to recognize an example or examples of growth factors

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Growth Requirements of E. coli and Auxotrophs, takes a closer look at this topic. You'll complete objectives such as the following:

  • Understand how E. coli has been present for a very long time
  • Recognize how useful E. coli is to microbiology lab experiments
  • Know E. coli's full name