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Laboratory Syllabus (Fall 2023)

Lab grading:

Lab Calendar

Date

Topic

Reading

8/29

Introduction; Contamination & Aseptic technique; Mystery Microbe

Preface; Chapter 1, 2

8/31

Microscopy

Chapter 3

9/5 Simple staining

Chapter 4

9/7 Gram staining & Bacterial structure

Chapter 5 - 6

9/12

Culture techniquesCulture media

Chapter 7, 8
9/14 Bacterial growth curve; Biofilm**

Chapter 9, 10

9/19

Control of bacterial growth: temperature, pH and osmolarity; oxygen; Radiation

Chapter 11, 12, 13 

9/21

Control of bacterial growth: temperature, pH and osmolarity; oxygen; Radiation

Chapter 11, 12, 13

9/26

Metabolism 1: hydrolysis of macromolecules  

Chapter 16

9/28

Metabolism 2: respiratory pathways; Motility

Chapter 15, 17

10/3

Metabolism 3: fermentation   

Chapter 18

10/5

Metabolism 4: special enzymes;

Chapter 19

10/10 No class  
10/12

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/17

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/19

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/24

Lab Practicum; Unknown Identification

Chapter 31, 32

10/26 Unknown Identification Chapter 31
10/31 Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression; Unknown ID Chapter 31
11/2

Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression; Unknown ID

Chapter 20

11/7

Environmental sampling & enumeration; Unknown ID

Chapter 22

11/9

Viruses; Unknown ID

Chapter 23

11/14

Hand washing ; Unknown ID

Chapter 25

11/16

Human microbiology ; Unknown ID

Chapter 24

11/21

Human microbiology; Antibiotics**; Unknown ID Due

Chapter 24, 14

11/23 No class - Thanksgiving  
11/28

Water testing

Chapter 26

11/30

Food safety: Bacterial Food Counts

Chapter 27

12/5

Milk Microbiology

Chapter 28

12/7

Food production: Yogurt; Lab Awards & Contests; Lab Notebooks due

Chapter 29, 36

12/15

Lab Exam (online)

Chapter 34

** These chapters count as bonus points on your lab notebook grade

 

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