Environmental Inuences and
Control of Microbial Growth
Environmental Limits of Microbial
Normal or non-extreme growth condiCons for
microorganisms are: Sea-level; temperature 20
40oC; neutral pH; 0.9%
Review Sheet for Final Exam
The exam will run from 8:00 am until 9:50 am in PS 101 on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
I suggest that you study exams 1-4 and HW 11 in detail. Below are topics to focus on.
Drawing Lewis structures
Respira.on, Lithotrophy, and
Electron transport systems
The proton mo.ve force
The respiratory ETS
Chapters 1 and 2
The microbial cell and how to observe it
What is a Size
A microbe is a living organism
Microbes differ in microscope to be
that requires a size, over a
Chapter 13: Energetics and
Energy carriers and their role in energy
Catabolism: The microbial buffet
The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle
All living cells need energy to
Bacterial Culture, Growth, and
Nutrient supply limits microbial growth.
Essen;al nutrients are those that must be
supplied from environment.
Macronutrients are major element
Basics of biosynthesis
CO2 xa:on: The Calvin cycle
Biosynthesis of fa>y acids
Biosynthesis of amino acids
Biosynthesis of purines and pyrimidines
Genomes and Chromosomes
Introduc$on. What is a genome?
A genome is all the gene$c informa$on that
denes an organism.
Microbial genomes consist of one (usually) or
more DNA chromosomes.