Bacteriology 102: "Index" of Frequently Utilized Items in the Lab Manual

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For a more thorough review of lab manual topics, click here.

The following table of items is the closest thing we have to an index for the lab manual.

Additional review material for quizzes, problem sets and exams can be found in the list of terms in Appendix W and the practice questions and problems in Appendices X, Y and Z. Answers and solutions are provided on the web (for you to check yours!) as indicated here. Important terms and concepts not dealt with thoroughly in the manual are detailed here, and some "thought questions" any thoughtful 102 graduate should be able to answer correctly are here.


General terms and directions Appendix A and page 5
Smear preparation page 114
Saving/keeping slides with stained smears page 4 (footnote)
Wet mount preparation page 5
Gram stain (including "gram-variability") page 146
Light microscope (for stained smears) Microscope Handout and page 112
Phase microscope (for wet mounts) as explained by instructor

Summaries of Important Terminology:

General physiology and nutrition Appendix D and intro. to Exp. 5.1
Cell vs. CFU vs. colony page 1 and here
Proper usage of terms and names page 149
Cellular morphology and arrangement page 36
Energy & carbon sources (classification) pages 123-124
Oxygen relationships (classification) pages 15-17 and here
Culture media (classification) page 126

Microbial Quantitation and Practice Problems:

Dilution theory from the beginning Click here.
Dilution plating Appendix C
General practice problems pages 122 (example 2) and 168-169 (nos. 1-8)
Practice problems for specific experiments pages 170-171
Most-probable number (MPN) method page 96

Other Basic Items:

See our pages concerning differential media, enrichment & isolation, and identification.
Basic Aseptic Technique Appendix B
Streak-plating pages 116-117
Enrichment and isolation page 54
Identification of bacteria page 29 (See also Bergey's Manual)
Detection of fermentation page 143
Glucose O/F Medium page 17
Catalase and oxidase tests pages 143-144
Reading Motility Medium page 32 (step 3b)

And don't forget:

CLEANING UP page viii

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University of Wisconsin – Madison