Introduction to Microbiology
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the science that deals with microscopically small living things too small to be seen with the naked eye
study of bacteria
study of viruses
study of fungi, molds, and yeasts
study of protozoa
Define algology and phycology.
study of algae
What are the two cell types of bacteria?
Are prokaryotic cell types single-celled organisms?
Do prokaryotic cell types have distinct membrane-bound nucleus or membrane-bound organelles?
Is the DNA organized into chromosomes with prokaryotic cell types?
What are some examples of prokaryotic cell types
- cyanobacteria - blue green algae
What are eukaryotic cell types?
- everybody except bacteria, viruses, and blue-green algae
- mammals, avians, plants, etc.
What are the two groups bacteria can be divided into based on their staining characteristics?
- gram positive
- gram negative
Why do gram positive and gram negative bacteria stain differently?
have different cell wall structures
Would you use the same antibiotics for gram negative and gram positive bacteria?
Other than staining, what are the other ways bacteria can be classified?
- bacterial shape
- colony characteristics
- growth and reactions on different media
- other tests
What are the LVT's goals with microbiology?
- know common diseases caused by bacterial infections
- understand how to sample for culture, isolate, identify, and determine the best way to treat bacterial disease
- culture and sensitivity
What is culture?
growing and identifying bacteria associated with disease
What is sensitivity?
determining which antimicrobial drug would be best to treat the specific infection that you just cultured.
What would you like to do?
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