9 03, 2021

Microbiological Metabolism Study Questions

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Are bacteria generally more resistant to antibiotics when they grow in suspension or in a biofilm? Why? Draw and label a typical bacterial growth curve. [...]

9 03, 2021

Biosynthesis

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Bacterial metabolism results in products that are used for the synthesis of cellular constituents, like peptidoglycan, LPS, proteins, nucleic acids, etc..  You learned about the [...]

9 03, 2021

Fermentation of Sugars in Microorganisms

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Fermentation refers to the breakdown of a monosaccharide to pyruvic acid and  then usually to lactic acid.  It is also called the glycolytic cycle and [...]

9 03, 2021

Aerobic and Anaerobic Growth and Metabolism

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The growth of most medically important organisms is enhanced by the presence of oxygen, which acts as the hydrogen acceptor in the final stages of [...]

9 03, 2021

Bacterial Metabolism

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Bacteria cannot reproduce without a source of energy and the building blocks of cellular constituents (e.g. amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids). Minimum requirements for growth are [...]

9 03, 2021

Growth Cycle in Microbiology

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Growth Cycle Bacteria reproduce by binary fission:  one cell divides to form 2 progeny cells.  This results in exponential (logarithmic) growth. 1. Number of cells     [...]

9 03, 2021

Metabolism in Microbiology

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Learning Objectives: You should be able to: explain how bacteria reproduce and the potential effects of a short vs. a long generation time on the [...]

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