Bio-004 Microbiology Lab Schedule Numbered labs refer to those in the Microbiology Lab Manual. Labs in bold are performed individually. All others are performed as a group.
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Microbiology 004 LAB GUIDELINES
1. You are expected to read all assigned experiments before coming to class.
2. Students MUST purchase their own eye goggles (protective eye wear) to be worn in the lab. 3. Wear your protective apron and eye goggles (protec
Prokaryotic cell structure and function
Bacterial cell size
Average size: 0.2 - 2.0 m in diameter and 2 - 8 m in length
Bacterial cell shape
Monomorphic: all individuals have the same shape
Pleomorphic: have no distinctive shape or have a variety of sh
Eukaryotic cell structure and function
The smallest unit of life having the capacity to live and reproduce
All organisms are composed of one or more cells Cell is the basic unit of live All cells arise from previously existing cells
Study of the carbon atom and the compounds it forms
Organic molecules contain both carbon and hydrogen atoms Inorganic molecules all other molecules
Monomer single molecule that can combine with identical or similar
Study of matter
Substance that has mass and occupies space
Matter is composed of chemical elements Element:
Substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by
ordinary chemical reactions
25 elements are essent
Study of microscopic organisms Microorganisms: organisms too small to be seen with the unaided eye
Types of Microorganisms
Bacteria Fungi Protists Helminths Viruses
Microscope Check List
Turn light control down to the lowest power.
Turn the power switch off.
Remove slides from the stage. Make sure the stage is free of oil and debris.
Clean all the lenses of the microscope (oculars and objectives) with the