MIMG 100L-S18 Midterm I Exam – Complete Study Guide
The Midterm Exam I will cover material from Weeks 1-3. For laboratory materials, focus on the
theory and application of the exercises.
Be able to explain the purpose of experiments and
interpret sample results. The FINAL Exam will be worth 100 points, with ~80 pts for Free
Response and ~20 pts for ~10 Multiple Choice Questions.
Use the following learning objectives to guide your studying of lecture slides, the MLTA Manual,
and the OSX Micro textbook. New or modified learning objectives are
important learning objectives are in
. Learning objectives that have been previously posted,
but you won't be responsible for on this exam are crossed out
Week 1 Lab Learning Objectives:
Compare and contrast the uses for the different forms (slants, plates, liquid) of media.
Explain why a streak plate is the first step in identifying an unknown organism.
Define “CFU” and explain why it is more correct than “colony.”
Learning Objectives OSX Ch1: An Invisible World
Describe how microorganisms are classified and distinguished as unique species
Define taxonomy and classification .
Explain how phylogenies can be used for modern taxonomies, and why genetic methods
may be better for microbes than relying on observable characteristics.
Identify the gene used by Woese and Fox to construct the current three domain
model of the phylogenetic tree of life.
List the various types of microorganisms and describe their defining characteristics.
Compare and contrast key features of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses.
Explain generally how prokaryotes can be found in nearly every habitat on earth.