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11.4: Review Questions

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    16023
  • 1. What additional information can you get by using selective and differential media that you cannot get by using a general media (like TSA)?

    2. Explain how the type of hemolysis can be used to tell apart two species that would look the same under the microscope.

    3. You set up an anaerobic jar and after incubation the indicator strip is blue. What can you conclude from this? Are the organisms growing on your plate anaerobes? Explain.

    4. Why do you think E. coli and other enteric organisms are common causes of UTIs?

    5. Explain why it is important to follow proper precautions and use aseptic technique when working with clinical samples.

    6. Explain why vector-borne pathogens are difficult to control.

    7. Why do you think that samples from urine should be tested within 2 hours of collection, or if not possible, that the sample should be refrigerated?

    A Review of the Vectors

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    This vector is: __________________________

    It transmits ______________________(organism)

    that causes ________________________(disease)

    vector2.png

    This vector is: __________________________

    It transmits ______________________(organism)

    that causes ________________________(disease)

    vector3.png

    This vector is: __________________________

    It transmits ______________________(organism)

    that causes ________________________(disease)

    vector4.png

    This vector is: __________________________

    It transmits ______________________(organism)

    that causes ________________________(disease)