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Laboratory Syllabus (Fall 2021)

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Lab Calendar

Date

Topic

Reading

8/31

Introduction; Contamination & Aseptic technique

Preface; Chapter 1, 2

9/2

Microscopy

Chapter 3

9/7 Simple staining

Chapter 4

9/9 Gram staining & Bacterial structure

Chapter 5 - 6

9/14

Culture techniquesCulture media

Chapter 7, 8
9/16 Bacterial growth curve

Chapter 3

9/21

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

Chapter 11, 12 

9/23

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

Chapter 11, 12 

9/28

Metabolism 1: hydrolysis of macromolecules  

Chapter 16

9/30

Metabolism 2: respiratory pathways; Motility

Chapter 15, 17

10/5

Metabolism 3: fermentation   

Chapter 18

10/7

Metabolism 4: special enzymes;

Chapter 19

10/12 No class  
10/14 Unknown Identification Chapter 31
10/19 Unknown Identification Chapter 31
10/21

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/26

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/28

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

11/2

Lab Practicum; Unknown Identification

Chapter 31, 32

11/4

Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression

Chapter 20

11/9

Environmental sampling & enumeration

Chapter 22

11/11

Viruses

Chapter 23

11/16

Hand washing

Chapter 25

11/18

Human microbiology

Chapter 24

11/23

Human microbiology

Chapter 24

11/25 No class - Thanksgiving  
11/30

Water testing; Unknown ID Due

Chapter 26

12/2

Food safety: Bacterial Food Counts

Chapter 27

12/7

Milk Microbiology

Chapter 28

12/9

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

Chapter 29, 36

12/17

Lab Exam (online)

Chapter 34

 

 

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