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Teaching Bacterial Arrangements and Morphologies with Candy

    Author: Lisa Ann Blankinship1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, The University of North Alabama, Florence, AL 35632
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    • Published 19 May 2011
    • *Corresponding author. Mailing address: The University of North Alabama, 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632. Phone: 256.765.5044. Fax: 256.765.4430. E-mail: lblankinship@una.edu.
    • Copyright © 2011, American Society for Microbiology
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2011 vol. 12 no. 1 69-70. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v12i1.282
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    Abstract:

    Determining bacterial morphology and arrangement is a first lesson in undergraduate microbiology or in an introductory lecture to the Prokaryotes in general biology. By identifying cell arrangement and morphology, students can successfully communicate descriptives in microscopy-based labs, can take the first steps in identifying unknown organisms, and are able to understand genus and/or species names of standard laboratory bacteria. This activity is intended to help students visualize and practice naming basic bacterial morphology and arrangements, and is appropriate in either the laboratory or lecture setting of a general microbiology or introductory biology course. Students with a weak background and non-science majors will benefit most from this activity.

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1. Tortora GJ, Funke BR, Case CL 2010 Microbiology: an introduction 10th ed Pearson Benjamin Cummings Reading, MA
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Abstract:

Determining bacterial morphology and arrangement is a first lesson in undergraduate microbiology or in an introductory lecture to the Prokaryotes in general biology. By identifying cell arrangement and morphology, students can successfully communicate descriptives in microscopy-based labs, can take the first steps in identifying unknown organisms, and are able to understand genus and/or species names of standard laboratory bacteria. This activity is intended to help students visualize and practice naming basic bacterial morphology and arrangements, and is appropriate in either the laboratory or lecture setting of a general microbiology or introductory biology course. Students with a weak background and non-science majors will benefit most from this activity.

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