Workbook in Microbiology 7e

Microbiology Mold Slides

And debris, making the fungi more prominent. Slides must be examined with reduced illumination to allow fungal structures to be seen (see colorplate 47). 2. Calcofluor white This reagent is used with most specimen types to detect the presence of fungi by fluorescence microscopy. The cell walls of the fungi bind the stain and fluoresce blue-white or apple green, depending on the filter combination used with the microscope. This stain is useful for examining skin scrapings for the presence of...

Candle Jar Microbiology

Microbiology Candle Jar

Record your observations of the colonial and microscopic morphology of pneumococci and other alpha-hemolytic streptococci in the table following step 3 on page 159. 2. Record results of the bile solubility test in the table. Describe here the appearance of each tube at the end of the 15-minute test. Alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus suspension with bile _ Morello-Mizer-Granato I III. Diagnostic I 8. Microbiology of the I I The McGraw-Hill Laboratory Manual and Microbiology in Action Respiratory...

How To Prepare A Wet Mount

Wet Mount Procedure

Using a pipette bulb, aspirate a small amount of the Proteus culture with a capillary pipette and place a small drop on a clean microscope slide fig. 3.2, step 1 . 2. Carefully place a clean cover glass see Experiment 3.1, procedure 1 over the drop, trying to avoid bubble formation fig. 3.2, step 2 . The fluid should not leak out from under the edges of the cover glass. If it does, wait until it dries before sealing. 3. If you examine the slide immediately, you need not seal the coverslip....

Providencia Stuartii Characteristics Alpha Hemolysis

Staphylococcus Aureus Gram Stain

Morello-Mizer-Granato I Back Matter I Figures I I The McGraw-Hill Laboratory Manual and Companies, 2003 Workbook in Microbiology, 7 e Plate 1 Staphylococcus aureus in a Gram-stained smear from a colony growing on agar medium left and from the sputum of a patient with staphylococcal pneumonia right . The organisms are gram-positive spheres, primarily in grapelike clusters. The pink cells in the right-hand photo are neutrophils. Plate 2 Streptococcus pyogenes in Gram-stained smears. From a...

Simple Stains

Procedure Microbiological Specimens

As we have seen in Exercise 3, wet mounts of bacterial cultures can be very informative, but they have limitations. Bacteria bounce about in fluid suspensions with Brownian movement or true motility, and are difficult to visualize sharply. We can see their shapes and observe their activity under a cover glass, but it is difficult to form a complete idea of their morphology. An important part of the problem is the minute size of bacteria. Because they are so small and have so little substance,...

Exercise 8Culture Media

Aseptic Technique Pouring

Once the microscopic morphology and staining characteristics of a microorganism present in a clinical specimen are known, the microbiologist can make appropriate decisions as to how it should be cultivated and what biological properties must be demonstrated to identify it fully. First, a suitable culture medium must be provided, and it must contain the nutrients essential for the growth of the microorganism to be studied see Exercise 2 . Most media designed for the initial growth and isolation...