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13: Microbiology, Food Microbiology and Disease Transmission

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    • To classify individual bacteria by shape
    • To obtain data concerning the relative abundance of bacteria in common environments
    • To describe bacterial colony shapes and growth patterns
    • To utilize the process of fermentation to make yogurt
    • To engage in an epidemiological investigation of disease transmission

    Thumbnail: A neutrophil (a type of white blood cell, shown in blue-gray) interacting with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria (shown in pink). Image used with permission CC-BY 2.0, NIAID).