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
What are the embalming implications associated with the temperature preference of bacteria?
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?