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Bacterial Identification Principles

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Course Overview

This 10-hour course is aimed at beginners in microbiology and those currently performing bacterial tests and wanting to know more about the science behind them.
Attendees will increase their understanding of;
  • How and why we classify microorganisms
  • Virus classification
  • The 3 domains of cellular life and where bacteria fit in
  • Basic bacterial classification by cell morphology and clustering cell wall structure
  • Dichotomous decision trees
  • Biochemical tests
  • Energy transfers from nutrients (ATP synthesis)
  • Differential and selective media
  • Flow charts
  • The future – rapid techniques including MALDI-TOF-MS

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