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3 fundamental properties of bacteria
1. exist in large numbers
2. small single cell organisms
3. found everywhere
incubation of agar plates
incubated upside down to prevent dripping of condensation
bacterial colony
a visible clump of millions of bacterial cells that usually arise from a single colony
3 uses of colony formation
1. isolate pure cultures
2. determine cell # of culture
3. identify bacteria
pure culture contents
one strain of bacteria
lyophilization
the best method for long-term storage of pure culture bacteria
aseptic technique
avoid contamination when handling pure cultures of bacteria
agar
carbohydrate isolated from marine algae