MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore stain

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11 MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore Stain When environmental conditions become inhospitable (e.g., too cold, too hot, too dry or not enough nutrients) most bacteria cannot survive and will die. However, there are certain bacteria that can survive in extremely unfavorable conditions . How? Some bacteria can form ENDOSPORES .
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22 MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore Stain Endospores: a bacterial form that is relatively INDESTRUCTIBLE able to withstand extreme temperatures, disinfectants, dessication and ultraviolet (UV) radiation
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33 MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore Stain Major characteristics of endospores: contains bacterial DNA but is metabolically inactive ( DORMANT ) consists of a very tough outer cell coat , a cortex made up of peptidoglycan and an inner core that contains the bacterium’s DNA ( THE 3 C’S )
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44 MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore Stain Endospore Formation: Under favorable conditions, VEGETATIVE cells ( i.e. , the bacteria normally grown and used in the lab)
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55 MBIO 3812 Ex 3-10 Endospore Stain
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course MBIO 3812 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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