Growing Bacteria in a Lab: Experiments & Conditions


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A carbohydrate isolated from marine algae and used as a thickener in culture media is

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1. A pure culture contains

2. Which of the following statements about bacterial growth is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bacterial culturing, or growing bacteria in the lab, is reviewed in this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice questions will assess your knowledge of various media and growth conditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on the following:

  • Definition and role of culture media
  • Composition of a pure culture
  • Various environmental conditions needed for specific types of bacteria

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as growth media
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify environmental conditions that can influence bacterial growth
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson

Additional Learning

Learn more in the lesson titled Properties of Growing Bacteria in a Lab. The following is a list of objectives covered in the lesson:

  • Define culturing vocabulary
  • Differentiate between a pure and mixed culture
  • Recognize the purpose of agar