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BIOS 232 Laboratory Schedule (subject to change!)

 

Date

Exercise

Topic

 
 

1/5

 

General orientation, laboratory safety procedures, “A synthetic epidemic”, Video

 
 

1/10

 

1, 9

Use of Microscope, examination of prepared slides, microbes from the environment

 
 

1/12

 

2, p. 84

Examination of living organisms, streak plate technique

 
 

1/17

 

MLK DAY - NO CLASSES

 
 

1/19

 

3, 10

Smears, simple stain, transfer of bacteria: aseptic technique

 
 

1/24

 

4, 5

Negative stain, Gram stain, assignment of “pet”

 
 

1/26

 

6, 7

Acid fast stain, endospore stain, work on pet

 
 

1/31

 

7

Capsule stain, flagella stain

 
 

2/2

 

11, 12

Pour plate technique, special media, work on pet

 
 

2/7

 

13, 14

Carbohydrate metabolism

 
 

2/9

 

15, 16

Protein metabolism

 
 

2/14

 

33, 34

Fungi: yeasts and molds, work on pet

 
 

2/16

 

17, 18

Respiration/ rapid identification methods

 
 

2/21

 

Parasites; Review

 
 

2/23

 

Practical Exam I

 
 

2/28

 

SPRING BREAK

 
 

3/1

 

SPRING BREAK

 
 

3/6

 

19, 20

Oxygen and growth of bacteria, work on pet, video

 
 

3/8

 

21

Osmotic pressure and pH, work on pet

 
 

3/13

 

22, 23

Physical control of bacterial growth

 
 

3/15

 

24, 25

Chemical control of bacterial growth, antimicrobial drugs

 
 

3/20

 

54

Food production (vinegar, sauerkraut, ginger ale, yogurt)

 
 

3/22

 

51, 52, 53, 56

Bacteriological examination of water, milk and food, bioremediation

 
 

3/27

 

45, 46, 47

Bacteria of the skin, mouth, and respiratory tract, Strep-test

 
 

3/29

 

48, 49

Bacteria of the gastrointestinal/urogenital tract, work on pet

 
 

4/3

 

48, 49

Bacteria of the gastrointestinal/urogenital tract, work on pet

 
 

4/5

 

48, 49, 26

Bacteria of the gastrointestinal/urogenital tract, work on pet, effectiveness of hand scrubbing, video

 
 

4/10

 

Pet and Pet-Report Due / Review

 
 

4/12

 

Practical Exam II