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BIO 2206 Lab for Microbiology

Students carry out aseptic techniques; simple and special staining procedures; methods utilized for culturing, isolation and identification of bacteria (known and unknown); molecular genetic and immunological methods dealing with microbes. Also, exercises involving eukaryotic microbes (fungi, protozoa and helminths) are conducted.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Properly care for and use the microscope. Carry out, successfully, bacterial staining techniques. Recognize, microscopically, a variety of bacterial shapes and arrangements.
  • Recognize the colony characteristics of isolated colonies of known bacterial species. Properly inoculate differential media for conducting differential tests. Properly carry out biochemical and physiological test designed to differentiate (identify) bacterial species.
  • Utilize techniques and knowledge gained from other competencies to identify unknown bacterial species. Perform correctly the molecular genetic transformation of bacterial cells. Perform correctly the immunological screening method for detection of antibodies against HIV in blood donor or patient sera.

Credit Hours: 0