Physiology of Bacteria. Bacterial Growth. Bacterial Colony. “a visible group of bacteria growing on a solid medium, presumably arising from a single microorganism”. Requirements for Growth. Physical: temperature, pH, light, osmotic pressure, moisture
What are psychrophiles, mesophiles, and thermophiles?
Fossilized Microbes from Yellowstone’s Hot Springs
Describe the pH scale.
Acidophiles: bacteria that are remarkably tolerant of acidity
Describe the differences between autotrophic bacteria and heterotrophic bacteria.
Describe the difference between obligate aerobes and obligate anaerobes.
What is the synergistic effect?