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At least the Selected General Microbiology Topics will remain on the web in perpetuity – freely-accessible as always. Even though the Bacteriology 102 Site and the Microbiology 102 Site may be technically "archived," the reference material dealing with subject matter which is found in each site is updated as necessary.
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All of my web efforts are presently on private domains, having been moved from the UW-Madison web servers. Around 2000, these private domains were providing a place to put "mirror sites" for my bacteriology-related web pages, and – as I found these servers to be ultra-secure, reliable and easy to work with – I wound up putting virtually everything there exclusively. These web pages will always remain free and accessible 24/7, and they are immune to hackers and the vagaries of the local power supply.
There exist certain publicly-funded, non-UW .edu sites which copy old editions (circa 2000) of many of these pages without authorization. Improvements and changes in our teaching methods, course content and personal information are not reflected. Links are broken and images are missing. Unfortunately these pages rank high with search engines, but happily the sites are easily detected as just described. Draining the web of its cesspool of piracy and plagiarism is long overdue.
Regarding Web Browsers.
Regarding NETSCAPE 4.x and other older browsers: If you are using Netscape 4.x with a PC, and clicking on a link to an image results in no action, press the control key as you click on the link again. For Macintosh users, if clicking on a link to an image results in a "broken image," try holding down the option key as you click on Reload in the pulldown menu. Other browsers (including Netscape 6 and 7) appear to work OK. ALSO, older browsers (such as Netscape 4.x) may not be compatible with HTML codes as presently specified. Note the list here.
Bacteria associated with the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, are discussed here.|
For hailstone bacteria, click here.
This is something I unfortunately keep putting off: I will be adding a link on this site outline to an organized set of pages containing some personal experience with the isolation and identification of Edwardsiella tarda. This will essentially be a composite of various public poster sessions (and their handouts) on the subject which were given in the 1990s.
SELECTED GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY TOPICS: Most are probably applicable to any general microbiology lab course. The general index page is here.
- Nutrition and Cultivation of Bacteria (2 pages)
- General Overview of Catabolism
- Review of the Cycles of Elements
- Proper Usage of Terms and Scientific Names
- Selected Aseptic Technique Procedures (with movies!)
- Dilution Theory:
- The Differential Media Site:
- Main Index Page
- General Principles of pH-Based Differential Media
- Glucose Fermentation Broth and O/F Medium (2 pages)
- Thioglycollate Medium and the Concept of Oxygen Relationships
- Motility Medium
- Starch Agar: Amylase Test
- Blood Agar: Hemolytic Reactions and the CAMP Test
- Enteric Plating Media (MacConkey, Hektoen Enteric, BG and XLD Agars; 4 pages)
- EMB Agar
- Multipurpose Enteric Screening Media (KIA, TSI, LIA and MIO)
- Special Pages, some of which may be suitable as handouts: Programming an Enteric Plating Medium, KIA and MIO, TSI and LIA, Thioglycollate Medium, Glucose Fermentation Broth, and Glucose O/F Medium
- Bacterial Identification:
- Applied Food Microbiology:
- The Beta-Galactosidase Page
The Archived / "Semi-Retired" Microbiology 102 Website for Spring Semester, 2014:
- Home Page (Course Updates and Links to General Information)
- Site contents include:
- Lab Lecture Notes and Course Information for the Current Semester
- Virtual Laboratory Experiments and Explanations of General Concepts which are not found on other sites
The The Archived / "Semi-Retired" Bacteriology 102 Website for Fall Semester, 2006:
- Home Page (Course Introduction, Grading System, Study Hints & Answer Keys, Links and More Links)
- Regarding Course Content and the Lab Manual:
- Some Special Things to Think About:
- Selected Microbial Groups and the Enrichment & Isolation Experiments:
- More Lab-related Items:
- Answer Keys:
More Archived Courses:
- Farm Microbiology Short Course Website for Spring Term, 2008 (archived):
- Home Page
- Lecture Outlines with Notes (downloadable pdf files)
- Bacteriology 304 Website for Fall Semester, 2003 (archived):
- Home Page (Course Introduction, Useful Links, etc.)
- The Three Quizzes Given This Semester
- Some Aseptic Transfer Procedures
- Review of Microscope Technique
- Directions for the Phase-Contrast Microscope
- Bacteriology/Food Science 324 Website for Fall Semester, 1999 (archived):
- Home Page (Course Introduction, Useful Links, etc.)
- Old Quiz Questions and Answer Keys (9 pages)
- Sample Problems and Answer Keys (6 pages)
- Old Final Exams and Answer Key (3 pages)
E. B. Fred Hall: