the classification method used in the Linnaean system of taxonomy, which assigns each species both a genus name and a specific epithet
method of classifying microorganisms in which unknown bacteria are identified by observing plaques
type of light microscope that uses an ultraviolet light source to fluoresce objects
type of light microscope that uses ultraviolet lasers to illuminate fluorescent chemicals in a single plane of the specimen
Which of the following is one-billionth of a meter?
a. a millimeter
b. a centimeter
c. a nanometer
d. a micrometer
Taxonomy consists of all of the following activities EXCEPT
Put the following taxonomic groups in order from broadest to most specific.
phylum, order, family, genus
Plaques are associated with which of the following methods of laboratory identification of microorganisms?
a. serological tests
b. phage typing
c. nucleic acid analysis
d. biochemical tests
Staining is an important way to improve which of the following aspects of microscopy?
a. resolution and contrast
b. magnification and resolution
c. contrast and magnification
d. numerical aperture and contrast
If you wanted to determine if a microorganism fermented a particular carbohydrate, what kind of tests would you use?
In a Linnaean taxonomic scheme, closely related genera are placed in a larger grouping called the
What is the underlying rationale for how phage typing works?
Phages bind to only certain types of bacterial cells.