After this lab you should be able to:
- Define the correct terms for describing culture characteristics.
- Use the correct terminology to describe growth patterns.
- Subculture bacteria each to a plate, slant, and broth.
- Assess your cultures (plates, slants, and broths) for growth, purity, and culture characteristics.
The unknowns seem to strike fear into students when they first hear about them, and even still once they have been fully prepared to participate. The culture characteristics of the bacteria you will work with during the semester are important in the identification of them and will be critical to know when it comes time to ID your unknown bacteria.
Contributors and Attributions
Kelly C. Burke (College of the Canyons)