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During the lytic cycle, the phage's genome is immediately replicated and new phage particles are synthesized. The phage, T4, will actually digest the bacterial cell's own DNA in an effort to focus the cell's energy to make its own DNA and phage particles. Once the phage particles are complete, the host cell will lyse, releasing the newly synthesized phage, which will then infect neighboring cells
During lysogeny, the phage's DNA becomes integrated into the host's genome, called a prophage, and is then replicated along with the bacterium's genome. The prophage will remain latent until a 'cue,' usually environmental, cues triggers it to excise from the host genome. When the phage genome exits the host's DNA, it will then enter the lytic cycle and destroy the cell.
After incubation of a bacteriophage and its appropriate host, what can be counted on an agar plate? What is assumed?
Plaque-forming units. It is assumed that one phage infects one bacterial cell, so the plaques can be counted to give an accurate statistical estimate of the amount of phage in a sample.
Pour Plate Technique
Used to perform the plaque assay. Broth cultures of phage and bacteria are added to a tube of molten (liquified) top agar. The inoculated top agar is then poured on top of an agar plate. The top agar is allowed to solidify and then incubated. The bacteria that were added to the top agar grow as a uniform lawn over the agar plate
If a phage is incubated along with its appropriate host on an agar plate, it produces plaques. Plaques clear the lawn of bacterial growth
Can be counted on an agar plate. It is assumed that one phage infects one bacterial cell, so the plaques can be counted to give an accurate statistical estimate of the amount of phage in a sample
Eukaryotic heterotrophs that have cell calls made up primarily of chitin (a polysaccharide that is very strong)
What are mushrooms and molds made up of?
Filaments of hyphae that grow from the tip. This is accomplished by cytoplasmic vesicles fusing to the tips cell membrane providing material for expansion enhanced by turgor pressure resulting in wall formation
unicellular, spherical/oval in shape, and grow without forming hyphae. They can reproduce sexually by fusion of sexual spores or asexually by budding
Do fungi ingest their food?
No, they excrete enzymes into the environment which breakdown organic substrates. The fungus can then absorb these nutrients
Fungi that are decomposers and cycle essential nutrients back into the environment from decaying material
Anamorphs - What are they? Give some examples.
Fungi that reproduce by mitotic cell divisions producing asexual mitospores directly from the hyphae.
How do you know whether the telomorph stage is represented?
The presence of zygospores. They germinate to produce meiospores
The multicellular fruiting bodies of some fungi. They can be grown for human consumption (portobellos) or antibiotics can be produced from them (penicillin)
What type of agar should fungi be grown on?
Potato dextrose (PDA) or Sabouraud agar because they have a slightly lower pH compared to other agars, which inhibits bacterial growth
Chemicals or processes that reduce or kill microbes on a substance and can be achieved through physical or chemical means
Name the the 4 physical antimicrobial methods
Using very high or very low temperatures (Pasteurization)
Changes in pH
Irradiation (Electromagnetic radiation using x-rays, gamma rays, or UV rays)
_______ is a process that allows us to "disinfect" milk or other beverages that contain microorganisms
______ involves heating milk to a specific temperatures for a given amount of time to kill most of the mircoorganisms present
What are 2 bacteriums that pasteurization kills?
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Tuberculosis)
Coxiella burnetii (Q fever)
_____ are chemical compounds that are used on non-living objects. Name 3 examples.
Lysol cleaner, bleach, detergents
______ are chemical compounds that are used on living tissue. Name 3 examples
rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, neosporin
______ are chemical compounds that will selectively kill or inhibit pathogens inside the individual without causing harm to the host (selective toxicity). They can be taken internally or applied to living tissue
________ are antimicrobial substances that are derived from microorganisms. Give 3 examples.
Penicillin, streptomycin, neomycin
______ are man-made drugs that resemble antibiotics on the molecular level. Give 3 examples.
Amoxicillin, ampicillin, nalidixic acid
Which of the following are antibiotics and which of the following are synthetic drugs?
Disk diffusion method
The most common method used in hospitals to test a pathogen's suseptibility to an antimicrobial agent. The organism to be tested is inoculated on a Mueller-Hinton plate as a lawn and filter paper disks having known concentrations of an antibiotic are placed over the bacterial lawn using a dispenser (stamper)
Zone of inhibition
A clearing around the disks caued by the antibiotic if the pathogen is susceptible to it.
The disk diffusion method combined with the comparison of zones of inhibition diameters to a standardized chart to determine the susceptibility of the pathogen.
What type of plate is used for all Kirby-Bauer tests in order for the results to be consistant? What depth must the plate be?
_________ inhibits protein synthesis by interrupting the transfer of amino acids to ribosomes in the cell
Spectrum of Activity for Chloramphenicol
Bacteriostatic against a variety of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms that cause ocular infections
____ impetes DNA replicationb by interferring with DNA gyrase and inhibits ATPase activity
Polymyxin B is bactericidal against what type of bacteria?
Gram negative bacilli (NOT Proteus species)
Gram-negative cocci and gram + organisms are resistant
Tetracycline is bacteriostatic against what type of bacteria?
Many gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria
A ___________ turbidity standard is used to standardize how much bacteria is inoculated on the plate.
__________ media is used to isolate specific types of bacteria by containing chemical substances that allow the growth of a particular organism, while inhibiting the growth of other organisms
____ media contains chemical compounds that allow bacteria to be distinguished between eachother based on their reactions to the compounds on the media. This type of media produces a characteristic change in the appearance of the bacterial growth and/or the media it is growing on (Usually a color change)
combines the properties of selective and differential media into one medium. It contains ingredients that inhibit/select for a certain type of bacteria and also has components that will allow you to differentiate between the bacteria that grow
_______ are incorporated into the medium to allow changes in pH to be observed as color changes to the medium
Gram + or -?
Shape and arrangement?
Colony morphology and color?
Where is it found?
cocci arranged in grape-like clusters
Pinhead colonies with a slightly golden color
Found on skin surfaces and upper respiratory tract
______ is generally an avirulent organisms but is capable of producing skin lesions if given the opportunity, such as a break in the skin
Avirulent strains of __________ can produce numerous types of diseases that range from skin infections, inflammation of internalk organs, and MRSA
Gram + or -?
Shape and arrangement?
Colony morphology and color?
Where is it found?
Cocci arranged in chains or pairs
Pinpoint colonies on solid media
______ is the breakdown of red blood cells by the production of _________
Hemolytic Activity is the breakdown of red blood cells by the production of hemolysins
_______ organisms produce no lysis of red blood cells, with no change to the surrounding medium. These organisms are generally avirulent.
What does a positive result of alpha hemolysis look like?
A greenish halo around the colony which is caused by the oxidation of the heme iron in the red blood cells in the agar
____ hemolysis is the complete lysis of red blood cells. The organism completely utilizes the released hemoglobin from the red blood cells using hemolysins
Which types of bacteria produce catalase and which do not? (Which are positive and which are negative for catalase?)
Streptococci do NOT.
Which type of bacteria can tolerate the MSA?
Staphylococcus can tolerate the high salt concentration and will grow on it
What type of pH indicator does MSA have? What color is it at an acidic pH and what color is it at higher pH's?
Yellow at an acidic pH
Pink at basic pH
When mannitol is fermented, ____ is produced which causes the medium and colonies to turn _____
_______ produce catalase (+ reaction, bubbling)
_______ do not
Staphylococci produce catalase
Streptococci do not
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