Bacteriology

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 9 - About 87 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Catalase Test Lab Report

    • 654 Words
    • 3 Pages

    During the first lab period, The gram stain show that the unknown bacteria was a gram neative rod shaped microbe. After this step was established, this next part was to select the best tests and mediums to determine the unknown bacteria.This medium are use to test the metabolic characteristics of the unknown bacteria. In order to identify the unknown bacteria from other bacterias the following medium was used: MSA plate, SIM plate, nitrate reduction test Nutrient gelatin and Urease broth. For Metabolic tests, only Catalase test were performed on the unknown bacteria. These tests were best use gram negative bacteria to indicated what the unknown microbe is. For the Catalase test, the use of hydrogen preoxide on the sample of the unknown bacteria show a positive result. This mean that the bacteria is a gram negative rod shape bacteria that test positive for calalase test. Catalase test the microoganism for the enzyme catalase. The mannitol salt (MSA) agar is use to see of the organism is able to ferment mannitol in the agar.Also, only organism that able to grow in high salt concentration will be able to thrive in this agar. A positive result is when the agar change to yellow. MSA plate pH indicator is phenol red. When the organism release an acidic byproduct, the pH is lower therefore casuse the organism to change color. A negative result is when there is no acidic byproduct to lower the pH. This agar will not change color and remain red. The unknown bacteria remain…

    • 654 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Desulfovibrio is gram negative bacteria. There are media that will be useful in isolating this organism. The best option for a gram negative bacteria would be using a selective media specifically MacConkey agar or EMB agar. These agars are used to isolate gram negative bacteria because the crystal violet in the MacConkey agar will not allow the growth of gram positive bacterium making it a good media to isolate Desulfovibrio. If that selective media does not work then another media is to use a…

    • 309 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Great Essays

    Identifying Bacteria

    • 1868 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Identifying a bacteria based off of physical characteristics is almost impossible due to the commonality of shapes and physical features. Because of this, a wide range of biochemical tests were preformed in order to better identify the bacteria. Being able to identify an unknown was the most interesting part of the microbiology lab this semester, as well as, being able to preform the various tests. Proper aseptic technique was used throughout the semester and followed during all biochemical…

    • 1868 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Pedicure Spa Case Study

    • 1401 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Question: How much bacteria will be found in each pedicure spa? Hypothesis: If I swab multiple pedicure spas using a test kit, streak plating, and colony morphology, then I will find the presence of bacteria is unsafe because cleaning practices are not followed properly. Procedures Determine the five pedicure spas in which you will obtain samples from Give each pedicure spa an anonymous name (Ex: Spa A, Spa B, Spa C) Type up an approval letter stating what you will be doing and what it is for…

    • 1401 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    A. Description of the Study Area The experimentation of the study will be conducted in PLM College of Science Laboratory at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Gusaling Lacson, 6th floor. The University is located beside Department of Labor and Employment building in Intramuros, Manila, known as the “Walled City”. At the back of the University is the Philippine Red Cross - Manila Chapter. The Lacson Building where the laboratory is located is in between the University Gymnasium and Justo Albert…

    • 1043 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The lab instructor issued out a test tube labeled with letter ‘I’, which consisted of two unknown bacteria, Gram-positive or Gram-negative that were streaked from a pure culture. Sterile techniques were followed while performing precise instructions as stated in the referenced Laboratory Manual. Example 1: The first procedure performed was done by isolating a pure culture from the mixture onto a solid Trypticase soy agar (TSA) media. Sterile technique was done by flaming the loop until it…

    • 416 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The possibilities of two unknown microorganisms lead to phenylalanine deaminase test. The detection of phenylalanine deaminase enzyme was carried out by adding ferric chloride to phenyaline slant. When ferric chloride was added to phenylalanine deaminase tube, it turned into army green color( positive result) which indicated that unknown microorganism contains phenylalanine deaminase enzyme. On the other hand, no color change in the slant indicates negative result for this test. The choices…

    • 332 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Gram Unknown Lab Report

    • 1105 Words
    • 4 Pages

    In order to determine the identity of two unknown bacteria, I performed a series of experiments over several days. To begin this process I created a dichotomous key that I utilized as a guide to perform a series of inoculations, while using both selective, and differential media. The series of inoculations eliminated bacterium based on test results until the correct bacteria were both positively identified. On day one of this process I received two bacteria, one labeled 7A and the other…

    • 1105 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Gram Staining Procedure Doctors often want to determine what type of bacteria is present in a patient who has an infection. Aside from other tests, experts use gram staining procedure as one of the techniques to differentiate bacteria according to their cell wall characteristics. It involves using a dye to see which bacteria retain either color (violet or red) in their cell walls. The importance of using the gram staining procedure is related to the choice of treatment for the patient. Here is…

    • 915 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Identification of bacteria can be a difficult process due to the fact that individual bacterial cells can possess similar structural morphology to other types of bacteria. As we have demonstrated in previous lab experiments there are key biological and chemical processes that are characteristic to different types of bacteria. Using various biochemical tests we can evaluate and detect these different processes to aid in our identification of unknown bacterial samples. The implications of these…

    • 1262 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9