MBIO 3812 Ex 5-8 Citrate Test

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9/26/11 11 1 MBIO 3812 Ex 5-8 Citrate Test Generally in the environment there are numerous sources of carbon and nitrogen for a bacterium to use; however, not all bacteria can utilize the same carbon or nitrogen compounds. A bacterium must possess a specific set of enzymes in order to utilize a specific carbon or nitrogen compound. The presence or absence of such enzymes can be used in the identification of a bacterium.
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9/26/11 22 2 MBIO 3812 Ex 5-8 Citrate Test Possibility #1 : the bacterium HAS the enzymes necessary to break down the particular carbon and/or nitrogen source supplied and CAN therefore survive and grow . Possibility #2 : the bacterium does NOT have the enzymes required to break down the particular carbon and/or nitrogen source supplied. Without the ability to utilize this nutrient source the bacterium CANNOT grow and dies .
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9/26/11 33 MBIO 3812 Ex 5-8 Citrate Test Nutrient utilization tests are used to determine if a bacterium can survive and grow in the presence of a
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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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