Aerobic Lab

Aerobic Lab - The purpose of the Anaerobic Bacteria lab is...

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The purpose of the “Anaerobic Bacteria” lab is to be able to distinguish whether the bacteria ( Clostridium sporogenes, Escherichia coli, Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa , and Eneterococcus faecalis ) tested displays signs of aerobic or anaerobic growth. In addition, be able to differentiate the obligate aerobes, facultative anaerobes, facultative anaerobes and the obligately fermentative organisms by using the thioglycollate broth, and a TSA + glucose plate placed in both and aerobic and anaerobic environment. Aerobes are organisms that are capable of growing in the presence of free oxygen. Anaerobes are organisms that can only grow in the absence of free oxygen. Facultative anaerobes are organisms that can grow in the presence of free oxygen. Fermentative organisms are organisms that are capable of growing in the presence or absence of free oxygen. Microaerophiles are organisms that are only able to grow at reduced oxygen tensions. The Thioglycollate broth medium consists of many nutrients and reazurin, which is a redox indicator to detect oxidation
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course MCB 2000 taught by Professor Bruno, m during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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