Hannah final - Finding the unknown 1 There are many reasons for identifying microorganisms The reason ranges from knowing the causative agent of a

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Finding the unknown There are many reasons for identifying microorganisms. The reason ranges from knowing the causative agent of a disease, so as to know how it can be treated. This is done by applying all of the following method that has been learned in the microbiology laboratory class to identifying an unknown bacterium. In the beginning of the class an unknown labeled as number 12 was given out by the lab instructor. The method and procedure that was applied for identifying this bacterium were followed as stated in the microbiology lab manual by Alfred E. Brown. The first procedure was to prepare a working stock and reserve stock cultures. The reserved stock was stock in the refrigerator just in case the working stock becomes contaminated. The working stock was done in other to inoculate the various tests that were performed on the unknown. After it has been incubated for 24-48 hours and has grown, the morphology was observed and recorded. Next a gram stain was performed to distinguish between Gram-positive and Gram-negative based on the composition of the
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2009 for the course NAT. SCIEN 1212 taught by Professor Ojo during the Spring '09 term at Atlanta Met.

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Hannah final - Finding the unknown 1 There are many reasons for identifying microorganisms The reason ranges from knowing the causative agent of a

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