Prokaryotes: Meet the Microbes
Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online
Prokaryotic Microbe Lecture Materials
are the Prokaryotics: Meet the Microbes Lecture materials of the Virtual Microbiology Classroom. The resources below are used to supplement an actual
college microbiology course. Anyone taking, teaching or interested in
biology may find these materials helpful and is welcome to use them.
The Prokaryotic Microbes lecture materials include:
- a list of learning objectives
- a prokaryote classification homework assignment
- additional required readings
- photos of prokaryotes and prokaryotic colonies
- links to additional educational resources
- Understand the three types of Archaea that we discussed.
- Know the three levels of hierarchy in biological classification (out of the nine we discussed) are we mainly going to be referring to in this class.
- Know the information presented on the Gram-positive bacterial genera and species that we discussed.
- Name and describe the bacterial genera that produce endospores. Are they Gram-positive or Gram-negative?
- Which species of bacteria are considered Gram-variable? Why?
- How is Blood Agar (BAP) useful in distinguishing between the pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes and normal flora?
- Know the information presented on the Gram-negative bacterial genera and species that we discussed.
- How is MacConkey's agar useful in identifying different types of Gram-negative bacteria?
- Describe the important differences between encapsulated and unencapsulated Haemophilus influenzae.
- How is the life cycle of Chlamydia different than that of most bacteria?
Versions of Prokaryotic Microbe PPT:
All of the lecture PowerPoints used in the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom are fill-in-the-blank format to encourage students to pay attention and follow along during the presentation.
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". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
PROKARYOTIC MICROBE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS 1 & 2
Monsters Inside Me Video Clips:
Additional homework assignments appropriate for this lecture topic:
Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint, to master this topic. Check Moodle & your textbook for additional readings.
- Gram Stain: Differential Stain for Gram+ & Gram- Bacteria Identification
- Endospore Stain: Differentiating Endospores from Vegetative Bacterial Cells
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.
PROKARYOTIC CELL IMAGES
The photos linked here directly relate to this lecture material and are designed to help students review and study while outside of the laboratory.
MORE PROKARYOTIC MICROBE LINKS
- “California's Pink Salt Lakes: A Strange Phenomenon Caused By Red Halobacteria”, a webpage with great pictures of halophiles in environment, by WP Armstrong.
- STD Name Game, figure out the STD based on a description of symptoms from WebMD.
- Bacteria Salad, a video game where you try to grow and sell produce without giving your customers bacterial dysentery.
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
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