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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Microbiology
Ch. 2 - Disproving Spontaneous Generation
Ch. 3 - Chemical Principles of Microbiology
Ch. 4 - Water
Ch. 5 - Molecules of Microbiology
Ch. 6 - Cell Membrane & Transport
Ch. 7 - Prokaryotic Cell Structures & Functions
Ch. 8 - Eukaryotic Cell Structures & Functions
Ch. 9 - Microscopes
Ch. 10 - Dynamics of Microbial Growth
Ch. 11 - Controlling Microbial Growth
Ch. 12 - Microbial Metabolism
Ch. 13 - Photosynthesis
Ch. 15 - DNA Replication
Ch. 16 - Central Dogma & Gene Regulation
Ch. 17 - Microbial Genetics
Ch. 18 - Biotechnology
Ch. 21 - Viruses, Viroids, & Prions
Ch. 22 - Innate Immunity
Ch. 23 - Adaptive Immunity
Ch. 24 - Principles of Disease
Growing a Pure Culture
Microbial Growth Curves in a Closed System
Temperature Requirements for Microbial Growth
Oxygen Requirements for Microbial Growth
pH Requirements for Microbial Growth
Osmolarity Factors for Microbial Growth
Reviewing the Environmental Factors of Microbial Growth
Nutritional Factors of Microbial Growth
Growth Factors
Introduction to Cultivating Microbial Growth
Types of Solid Culture Media
Plating Methods
Measuring Growth by Direct Cell Counts
Measuring Growth by Plate Counts
Measuring Growth by Membrane Filtration
Measuring Growth by Biomass
Introduction to the Types of Culture Media
Chemically Defined Media
Complex Media
Selective Media
Differential Media
Reducing Media
Enrichment Media
Reviewing the Types of Culture Media

Concept #1: Osmolarity Factors for Microbial Growth

Practice: An organism that requires an environment of high salt concentration describes an Extreme

Practice: A cell is most likely to experience plasmolysis (contraction or shrinking of the cell) when…

Practice: All organisms have specific environmental conditions in which they thrive. Most organisms cannot live in extremely salty environments. If a bacterium that normally lives in a fresh water environment is placed in an environment that is excessively salty, what will happen?

Practice: There are two groups of bacteria which live in the Great Salt Lake: Halobacterium and Halococcus. The Great Salt Lake’s average salinity is around 13%. What class of microbes do the Halobacterium and Halococcus species belong to?