Instructions for Practical Exam 1 Lab Report Content Title – IDENTIFICATION OF UNKNOWN #10 Introduction

Instructions for Practical Exam 1 Lab Report Content Title – IDENTIFICATION OF UNKNOWN #10 Introduction – 1 page Materials and Methods (paragraphs only. No bullet points or lists) Results Discussion/Conclusion IF THE GRAM STAIN RESULT IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE PLATE RESULT USE THE PLATE INSTEAD OF THE GRAM STAIN. MORE INFORMATION ON LAB REPORT CONTENT Lab Report Requirements Title page Include the title with the unknown # Your name Instructors name Course name and number Example of a title and other information Identifying the Microorganisms in Culture #39 Rich-man Gooding Wealthier BIO 3302 – E321 Professor Star Introduction – (Must include in-text citations) Your introduction should include information on what is microbiology and its importance to life (one to two paragraphs with at least two in-text citations – primary and or secondary sources) some benefits and adverse effects of microbes (one to two paragraphs with in-text citations – include a primary and secondary source) describe the purpose or objective of the study. Must be clearly stated; The purpose of this study was to …………_USUALLY THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST SENTENCE What do you intend to gain from this project Example of a paragraph from an introduction. Notice the in-text citations (underlined for distinction purposes). Alternatively, numbers can be used and the same sequence followed in the list of references. Microbes play a crucial role in the carbon and nitrogen cycles on Earth. They are also responsible for methane production, which not only contributes to global warming but can also be used as an alternative source of energy against climate change (Vidali M., 2001). They are also essential for food production, including cheese, bread, and yogurt. Microorganisms found in soil occasionally cause disease in crops, however they can also be used to control insect pests and weeds. Many microbiologists work with food companies to maximize production, develop new food products, and ensure the safety of medicines, food, and drinks being served to the general population (Jay J.M., 2005). References (ADD ALL REFERENCES AT THE END OF THE REPORT not at the end of sections) Jay, J. M. (2005). Modern food microbiology. New York: Springer. Manero, A (1999). Identification of Enterococcus spp. With a Biochemical Key. Appl Environ Microbiol, 65(10), 4425-4430. https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/outbreaks.html Reports of Selected E. coli Outbreak Investigations. (2020, February 26). RetrieveSeptember 24, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/outbreaks.html 1. Morowitz, Michael J., Erica M. Carlisle, and John C. Alverdy. “Contributions of intestinal bacteria to nutrition and metabolism in the critically ill.” Surgical Clinics 91.4 (2011): 771-785. Or Microbes play a crucial role in the carbon and nitrogen cycles on Earth. They are also responsible for methane production, which not only contributes to global warming but can also be used as an alternative source of energy against climate change (1). They are also essential for food production, including cheese, bread, and yogurt. Microorganisms found in soil occasionally cause disease in crops, however they can also be used to control insect pests and weeds. Many microbiologists work with food companies to maximize production, develop new food products, and ensure the safety of medicines, food, and drinks being served to the general population (2). References (ADD ALL REFERENCES AT THE END OF THE REPORT) 1. Manero, A (1999). Identification of Enterococcus spp. With a Biochemical Key. Appl Environ Microbiol, 65(10), 4425-4430. 2. Jay, J. M. (2005). Modern food microbiology. New York: Springer. Materials and Methods – Describe the gram stain and each plate used for this unknown. DO NOT DESCRIBE THE INDIVIDUAL STEPS. ALSO, DO NOT LIST MATERIAS. A short paragraph on each will do. Example of a paragraph from materials and methods section Mannitol Salt agar is both a selective and differential medium. The selective agent is high salt concentration (7.5% NaCl). Only bacteria capable of tolerating salt at or above this concentration will grow. If the microorganism is a mannitol fermenter, it will release acid and turn the medium around the colony yellow. Therefore, mannitol fermenters can be differentiated from non-mannitol fermenters. This test is usually used for the isolation and differentiation of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus. Results – Include all relevant tables and pictures. All tables and pictures must have title and or figure legend and one or more sentences summarizing the results presented. Example – this is just an example – you can be more creative and include more details Figure 3. Results of four plates inoculated with #39. From left to right, MacConkey agar, Mannitol salt agar, PEA and blood agar. Bacteria grew on plates 1, 3 and 4 but not on plate 2. Plate 1 showed signs of a rapid fermenter. Discussion/Conclusion – Discuss and analyze your results. How did the results lead to the identification of your unknown? Which results did you use to identify your unknown? What problems did you encounter with explanation? Give some background information on the organisms you identified (must also include citation) Common characteristics Where they are normally found Types of diseases etc. Any special characteristics? Example of a paragraph from a lab report The results of the Gram stain showed purple, cocci Gram-positive bacteria arranged in short chains. When the Catalase biochemical test was performed no bubbles were seen, therefore, the unknown was negative for Catalase activity. Additionally, the unknown yielded a positive result in the Methyl Red test, as well as a negative result for Voges-Proskaur. The organism also was able to hydrolyze esculin. These results suggest the unknown taken from PEA is likely to be enterococcus faecalis. List of references Use one of the common formats for writing references (APA, MLA, etc.) No direct web addresses. If a reputable web address has to be used, it must be formatted according to acceptable styles. Example of accepted list of references References Jay, J. M. (2005). Modern food microbiology. New York: Springer. Manero, A (1999). Identification of Enterococcus spp. With a Biochemical Key. Appl Environ Microbiol, 65(10), 4425-4430. Vidali, M. (2001). Bioremediation. An overview. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 73(7), 1163-1172. NO DIRECT QUOTES. To post your report Go to (click on) “Assignments” on the left pane on Black Board Click on Practical Exam 1 Post your report like you did for your group assignments Format of report Please adhere to the following; Post only Word document Save your file as “Your last, first name Practical Exam 1” Doe John Practical Exam1

 

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