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Microbial Growth Lecture Materials These
are the Microbial Growth Lecture materials of the Virtual Microbiology Classrooms ( 8-week & 16-week ). The resources below are used to supplement actual
college microbiology courses.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Explain what “microbial growth” means. Know the 4 phases of the microbial growth curve. Understand how microorganisms are grouped based on their relationship with oxygen, temperature, pH & osmotic pressure . How does bacterial generation time relate to characteristics of disease? (Another “think” question.) Understand what it means for binary fission to result in exponential growth. Understand the different factors that affect bacterial growth and how they influence the speed of population growth. Know any terminology associated with these factors. Know the microbes that we met in this lecture and their relevance to the topics discussed. - Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Generation time - Mycobacterium leprae and Generation time - Chlamydomonas nivalis and Temperature - Listeria monocytogenes and Temperature - Helicobacter pylori: pH & Oxygen - Campylobacter jejuni and Oxygen - Vibrio cholorae and pH - Staphylococcus epidermidis and Osmotic pressure LECTURE POWERPOINT Versions of Microbial Growth PPT: Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling , select "Multiple pages per sheet". Under Pages Per Sheet , select "2". This uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page. The Microbial Growth Lecture materials include: list of learning objectives practice test & review questions links to additional educational resources
Touch Plates: TSY media plates touched by fingertips then incubated resulting in many bacterial colonies. Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions. Page last updated: 2/2016
VIDEO Time lapse video of E. coli bacteria growing, viewed through microscope.
REQUIRED READINGS Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint, to master this topic. Check Moodle & your textbook for additional readings. Listeriosis : Listeria monocytogenes Psychrophilic Bacteria & Food Poisoning PRACTICE TEST & REVIEW QUESTIONS These multiple-choice / matching practice test questions and essay review questions are designed to help you better understand the material from this lecture. MICROBIAL METABOLISM & GROWTH IMAGES The photographs linked here directly relate to this lecture material and are designed to help you review and study while outside of the laboratory. MORE MICROBIAL GROWTH LINKS “ Osmosis Jones ” movie trailer. If you haven’t seen this yet, you must watch it immediately! It’s awesome!