Ch 4: Microbiology Laboratory Techniques: Tutoring Solution

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The Microbiology Laboratory Techniques chapter of this College Microbiology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about microbiology lab techniques. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the lab strategies required in a typical college microbiology course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other microbiology work.
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  • Struggle with understanding stains, bacteria growth, serial dilution or any other microbiology laboratory technique topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between simple and differential stains.
  • Discuss the applications of the Gram stain.
  • Describe the process of growing bacteria in a lab.
  • Learn the phases of bacterial growth.
  • Explain how serial dilutions are used in microbiology.
  • Discuss the use of selective and differential media in microbiology.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Microbiology Laboratory Techniques: Tutoring Solution
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Simple and Differential Stains: Definition and Examples

1. Simple and Differential Stains: Definition and Examples

Observing tiny bacteria under the microscope is not as easy as it sounds. In this lesson, we will examine several staining techniques used to color bacteria, enhancing their visibility.

The Gram Stain: Background and Example Organisms

2. The Gram Stain: Background and Example Organisms

Every microbiology student should be familiar with the Gram stain. In this first of two lessons on this technique, we will look at some of the background information before describing and viewing some relevant example organisms.

The Gram Stain: Theory and Procedure

3. The Gram Stain: Theory and Procedure

In this lesson, we will focus on the individual steps of the Gram stain procedure. In this second of two lessons on the Gram stain, we will examine the theory and procedure behind how each step contributes to the process as a whole.

Growing Bacteria in a Lab: Experiments & Conditions

4. Growing Bacteria in a Lab: Experiments & Conditions

Despite the fact that bacteria are growing all around you, they can be surprisingly difficult to grow in a lab. This lesson will explore some of the basics involved in culturing bacteria for experimentation.

What Is Bacterial Growth & Generation Time? - Curves, Phases & Stages

5. What Is Bacterial Growth & Generation Time? - Curves, Phases & Stages

Bacteria are able to reproduce at an incredibly rapid pace. In this lesson, we will examine the different phases of bacterial growth and how to calculate population numbers based on generation times and culture size.

Serial Dilution in Microbiology: Calculation, Method & Technique

6. Serial Dilution in Microbiology: Calculation, Method & Technique

Working with billions of tiny cells can pose a problem when you need to count the total number of cells in a sample. Fortunately, through precise serial dilution of a sample, it is possible to get down to a number that is much easier to work with.

Differential & Selective Media in Microbiology

7. Differential & Selective Media in Microbiology

Every microbiologist eventually has to grow cultures of bacteria for their experiments. In this lesson, we will investigate selective and differential media, two techniques to make culturing bacterial species a little more efficient.

Magnification: Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples

8. Magnification: Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore what magnification means as well as some of the many tools that enable you to magnify small objects. We'll also consider how to calculate the total magnification of an object and how its magnified size relates to its actual size.

Chapter Practice Exam
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