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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: Reviewing the Environmental Factors of Microbial Growth

Practice: Methanopyrus kandleri is a species of archaea that lives in the hydrothermal vents of the Pacific Ocean. This species’ optimal temperatures are between 100-122 ºC. This species also does not require oxygen, as it survives off of hydrogen gas and releases methane gas. What environmental classifications would this archaeal species fit into?

Practice: Acidobacterium capsulatum is a species of bacteria that grows better in the absence of oxygen but can survive if oxygen is present. This species of bacteria also thrives in soil and water with a pH between 3.0 and 6.0. What environmental classifications would this bacterial species fit into?