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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Microbiology
Ch. 2 - Disproving Spontaneous Generation
Ch. 3 - Chemical Principles of Microbiology
Ch. 4 - Water
Ch. 5 - Molecules of Microbiology
Ch. 6 - Cell Membrane & Transport
Ch. 7 - Prokaryotic Cell Structures & Functions
Ch. 8 - Eukaryotic Cell Structures & Functions
Ch. 9 - Microscopes
Ch. 10 - Dynamics of Microbial Growth
Ch. 11 - Controlling Microbial Growth
Ch. 12 - Microbial Metabolism
Ch. 13 - Photosynthesis
Ch. 15 - DNA Replication
Ch. 16 - Central Dogma & Gene Regulation
Ch. 17 - Microbial Genetics
Ch. 18 - Biotechnology
Ch. 21 - Viruses, Viroids, & Prions
Ch. 22 - Innate Immunity
Ch. 23 - Adaptive Immunity
Ch. 24 - Principles of Disease
Introduction to Microbial Genetics
Introduction to Mutations
Methods of Inducing Mutations
Prototrophs vs. Auxotrophs
Mutant Detection
The Ames Test
Introduction to DNA Repair
DNA Repair Mechanisms
Horizontal Gene Transfer
Bacterial Transformation
Introduction to Conjugation
Conjugation: F Plasmids
Conjugation: Hfr & F' Cells
Genome Variability

Concept #1: Mutant Detection

Practice: Which of the following is a major difference between direct and indirect selection of mutants?

Practice: A scientist has a population of His+ prototroph and His- auxotroph cells and wants to select and separate the auxotrophs from the prototrophs. Which form of selection should the scientist use?

Concept #2: Mutant Detection

Practice: Replica plating is an example of which type of mutant selection?

Practice: What types of bacteria will be growing on the nutrient agar and minimal media at the end of a replica plating experiment?

Practice: Why do prototroph bacteria grow on minimal media but auxotroph bacteria do not?

Practice: Which of the following colonies of bacteria are composed of His- auxotroph bacteria?

Practice: What characteristics are true about the colonies living on the minimal media plate?