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Laboratory Syllabus (Spring 2019)

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Lab Calendar - Spring 2019

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

 

 

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