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Laboratory Syllabus (Fall 2022)

Lab grading:

Lab Calendar

Date

Topic

Reading

8/30

Introduction; Contamination & Aseptic technique; Mystery Microbe

Preface; Chapter 1, 2

9/1

Microscopy

Chapter 3

9/6 Simple staining

Chapter 4

9/8 Gram staining & Bacterial structure

Chapter 5 - 6

9/13

Culture techniquesCulture media

Chapter 7, 8
9/15 Bacterial growth curve; Biofilm**

Chapter 9, 10

9/20

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

Chapter 11, 12, 13 

9/22

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

Chapter 11, 12, 13

9/27

Metabolism 1: hydrolysis of macromolecules  

Chapter 16

9/29

Metabolism 2: respiratory pathways; Motility

Chapter 15, 17

10/4

Metabolism 3: fermentation   

Chapter 18

10/6

Metabolism 4: special enzymes;

Chapter 19

10/11 No class  
10/13

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/18

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/20

Skills Test part 1; Unknown Identification

Chapter 30, 31

10/25

Lab Practicum; Unknown Identification

Chapter 31, 32

10/27 Unknown Identification Chapter 31
11/1 Unknown Identification Chapter 31
11/3

Microbial Genetics: control of gene expression

Chapter 20

11/8

Environmental sampling & enumeration

Chapter 22

11/10

Viruses

Chapter 23

11/15

Hand washing

Chapter 25

11/17

Human microbiology

Chapter 24

11/22

Human microbiology; Antibiotics**; Unknown ID Due

Chapter 24, 14

11/24 No class - Thanksgiving  
11/29

Water testing

Chapter 26

12/1

Food safety: Bacterial Food Counts

Chapter 27

12/6

Milk Microbiology

Chapter 28

12/8

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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