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**Lecture Handouts**

Note:  These handouts are not necessarily in chronological order.  Check syllabus for sequence.

**Lab Handouts**

Note:  These handouts are not necessarily in chronological order.  Check syllabus for sequence.

Audio Recordings

Lecture Syllabus Lab Syllabus


Introduction Lab Safety

Microscopy & Staining

Microscopy "Where Do I Put It"

Anatomy of Prokaryotes

Functional Anatomy of Bacteria - Entire notes Laboratory Basics for Microbiology

Metabolism Pt. 1


2-1 Ubiquity of Microorganisms   and

Environmental Plate (print both of these)

Metabolism Pt. 2

Bacterial Growth 1-4 Common Aseptic Transfers

Bacterial Growth

Microbial Genetics 3-1 Microscope

Genetics Pt. 1

Classification 3-4 Simple Stain

Genetics Pt. 2

Bacterial Groups - Entire notes 3-6 Gram Stain

Gram Stain Grade Sheet


Control of Microbial Growth - Entire notes 3-7 Acid-fast Stain

Bacterial Groups

Antimicrobials 3-9 Endospore Stain

Bacterial Groups Pt. 2

Fungi 3-5; 3-8 Negative Stain/Capsule Stain

Lab Exam 1 Review

Bacterial Viruses 3-10; 5-24 Motility

Transformation Review

Animal Viruses 3-11 Flagella Stain

Antimicrobial Drugs

  Morphological Unknown Grade Sheet

Control of Microbial Growth

Principles of Disease 2-3; 2-4 Growth Patterns

Fungi/Bacterial Viruses Pt. 1

Pathogenicity & Innate Immunity Free-Living and Parasitic Protozoa

Viruses Pt. 2

Adaptive Immunity Fungi

Viruses Pt. 3

Immune Disorders 2-8 Temperature


HIV/AIDS 2-6 Aerotolerance

Pathogenicity/Nonspecific Defenses

TB 2-7 Anaerobic Jar

SpecificDefenses Pt. 1

Calculating Bacterial Growth - see textbook for more info 1-5 Streak Plate Isolation

Streak Plate Grade Sheet

Specific Defenses Pt. 2/Hypersensitivity Pt. 1

Significant Figures-Long Version 6-1 Standard Plate Count


Significant Figures-Short Version 4-1, 3, 4, 5 Selective and Differential Media


Bioinformatics - you only need to print pages 1-6.  Other pages are FYI.

Selective and Differential Media Chart

Lab Exam 2 Review

Quorum Sensing 5-11, 14, 16 Starch, Lipid, Gelatin Hydrolysis

Optional Final Exam Review

Lac Operon Animation

5-6 Nitrate  

Cell Size and Scale Animation

5-4 Catalase  
  5-2, 3, 7, 12, 18 Indole, Sulfur, Urease, MR/VP, carbs  
  Biochemical Test Summary Chart  
  7-2 Antimicrobial Susceptibility  
  2-13 Chemical Germicides: Disinfectants and Antiseptics  
  6-3 Bacteriophage Plaque Assay  
  Gradient Plate - Isolation of Streptomycin Resistance  
  7-5 Water Testing - Membrane Filter Method  
  5-20; 5-21 Microbial Flora of Throat and Skin - Staph and Strep  
  8-2 UV  
  7-1 Snyder Test  
Symbiotic Relationships  Not this semester    

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