Exercise 1 Questions
A. Identify the following parts of the microscope and describe the function of each.
a. ocular lens/eyepiece
b. body tube/tube
d. objective lens
The purpose of this lab is to understand and employ differential staining techniques and
describe the differences between Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
1 10%-bleach so
The purpose of this lab is to generate a fermentation profile for specific organisms and
learn how biochemical tests are used and employ a chemical indicator
The purpose of this lab is to learn the basic principles of osmosis and test for the effects
osmotic changes have on microbes
1 10%-beach solution
1 Paper towels
What is Streptococcus pneumoniae?
S. pneumoniae is a bacterial pathogen categorized by pairs of round-shaped
bacterium (coccus/cocci) in pairs or in chains (diplococci/streptococci).
Fungi are eukaryotic organisms with a cell wall made of chitin.
There are two forms fo fungi: mold and yeast
MOLDS: are multicellular fungi. They are filamentous, making multicellular fil
Humans and the Microbial World
Study Guide Worksheet
Microbiology studies living organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye. Most of
these microorganisms can be classified into the following groups: