Lab 1 Micro .docx - Lab Discussion 1 In lab one Bacillus subtilis was viewed under a microscope at 1000x This first part of the lab helped to teach how

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Lab Discussion # 1 In lab one Bacillus subtilis was viewed under a microscope at 1000x. This first part of the lab helped to teach how to properly find specimen under the microscope for observation. This is a big step in learning for the field of microbiology because it is all about being able to observe bacteria that are to small for the naked eye. The stained slide of Bacillus subtilis looks like little chain links all bunched together in masses, they were also able to be seen because of a purple stain. In the second part of the lab aseptic techniques were learned by creating cultures to be used in the following weeks lab. In order to keep the workspace clean the first step is using germicide to clean the workspace and making sure hands are washed with soap and water. Then a flame is used to create heat for a sterile environment and everything being worked with must be kept near the flame. Then the cultures were made to practice
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