ORGANIC GROWTH FACTORS

ORGANIC GROWTH FACTORS - ORGANICGROWTHFACTORS

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ORGANIC GROWTH FACTORS These are essential organic compounds an organism cannot synthesize. Vitamins are one  example. These function as coenzymes and are required for essential metabolic reactions. Many bacteria can synthesize all their own vitamins (humans can make only a few), but some do  require that certain vitamins be supplied. Other organic growth factors for bacteria include amino  acids, purines, and pyrimidines.    CULTURE MEDIA A nutrient material prepared for the growth of microbes in the lab is called a culture medium.  The microbes that grow are called a culture. Bacteria vary in their requirements: Some grow on almost any medium Some have special, unusual requirements Some do not grow on any nonliving medium Requirements for a culture medium: 1. Must have the right nutrients for the microbe. 2. Must supply sufficient moisture.
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