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Laboratory Syllabus (Fall 2019)

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Lab Calendar - Fall 2019

Date Topic Reading
Introduction Preface
8/27 Contamination & Aseptic technique Chapter 1, 2
8/29 Microscopy Chapter 3
9/3 Simple staining   Chapter 4
9/5 Gram staining & Bacterial structure Chapter 5, 6
9/10 Culture techniquesCulture media Chapter 7, 8
9/12 Bacterial Growth Curve; Biofilm Chapter 9, 10 
9/17 Control of bacterial growth: temperature, pH and osmolarity; oxygen Chapter 11, 12 
9/19 Control of bacterial growth: temperature, pH and osmolarity; oxygen Chapter 11, 12 
9/24 Motility; Metabolism 1: hydrolysis of macromolecules   Chapter 15, 16
9/26 Metabolism 2: respiratory pathways Chapter 17
10/1 Metabolism 3: fermentation    Chapter 18
10/3 Metabolism 4: special enzymes; Chapter 19
10/8 Start Unknown Identification Chapter 31
10/10 Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification Chapter 30, 31
10/15 No class - Fall break  
10/17 Skills Test part 2; Unknown Identification Chapter 30, 31
10/22 Skills Test part 3; Unknown Identification Chapter 30, 31
10/24 Lab Practicum; Unknown Identification Chapter 31, 32
10/29 Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression; mutation Chapter 20, 21
10/31 Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression; mutation Chapter 20, 21
11/5 Environmental sampling & enumeration Chapter 22
11/7 Viruses Chapter 23
11/12 Human microbiology Chapter 24
11/14 Hand washing Chapter 25
11/19 Control of bacterial growth: antibiotics; Unknown ID Due Chapter 13
11/21 Water testing Chapter 26
11/26 Food safety: Bacterial Food Counts Chapter 27
11/28 No class - Thanksgiving  
12/3 Milk Microbiology; Food production: Yogurt Chapter 28, 29
12/5 Lab Awards & Contests; Lab Notebooks due Chapter 36
12/? Lab Exam Chapter 34

 

 

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