FLOW CHART FOR THE 1STSTEPS IN IDENTIFYING BIO 103Lʼs GIVEN UNKNOWNS This chart cannot be used to identify environmental unknowns! * May occasionally lose motility, depending on incubation temperature, media type used, and mood of the bacteria. ** May have cocci in older cultures, or rod-cocci form. *** Some strains may exhibit facultative aerobicity. Once you have narrowed it down to one of these groups, use the Bergeyʼs manuals and further tests to get to genus and species.
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