Dr. Mellies: Microbiology - Fall 2011

Lab

Week Lab Web Resources
Oct 31-Nov 3 LAB I – ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE / PERSONAL CULTURE / POPULATIONS

Biosafety
Biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories.

Serial Dilutions
A visual representation of serial dilutions from the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College.

Lab Data Collector
Our web-based site for entering and retrieving the class data set.

Nov 7-10 LAB II – MICROBIAL GROWTH / STAINING

Cell Size and Scale
Get a feel for the size and scale of cells, viruses, chromosomes, ribosomes and proteins with this interactive web page from the Genetics Science Learning Center from The University of Utah.

Microbiology Webbed Out
An award-winning online "textbook" for Microbiology maintained by the University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Nov 14-17 LAB III – CONJUGATION / COLIFORMS IN REED LAKE / ANTIBIOTIC TESTING

Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance
A 2000 report prepared by the World Health Organization on infectious disease describing the problem of antibimicrobial (antibiotic) resistance, containing suggestions as to how we should combat this global problem.

Antibiotic Resistance in Oregon
This site is maintained by the Oregon Department of Human Services and is dedicated to combating the problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance in the state.

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
An organization dedicated to research, education and advocacy toward preventing antimicrobial resistances and to the goal of preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Most Probable Number
An explanation of the theory behind the Most Probable Number method for estimating the number of bacteria in a sample.

Safe and Clean Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets guidelines for recreational and drinking water to insure public safety.

Nov 21-Dec 1 LAB IV – DATA ANALYSIS

Ferber. D. (2000)
Antibiotic Resistance: Superbugs on the Hoof? Science 288: 792-794.

Taubes, G. (2008) The Bacteria Fight Back Science 321: 356-361.

Lab Data Collector
Our web-based site for entering and retrieving the class data set.

 

General Lab Resources