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Chapter-03 Commonly Used Procedures in Practical Microbiology

BOOK TITLE: Practical Microbiology for MBBS Students

Author
1. Kumar Surinder
ISBN
9789352701902
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14195_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Chapter keywords
Practical microbiology, hanging drop preparation, low power objective, motility, motile bacteria, nonmotile bacteria, macroscopic method, microscopic method

Abstract

The most commonly used procedures for practical examination in microbiology are staining methods, hanging drop preparation and stool/feces examination. This chapter focuses on hanging drop preparation. It is prepared from the bacterial growth provided in liquid culture medium in a test tube. It is done to demonstrate motility and to study morphology of bacteria. It is prepared from the bacterial growth provided in liquid culture medium in a test tube. Proceed to examine first with a low-power objective and then with a high-power one. There are 11 questions along with their crisp and to the point answers are also given at the end of this chapter.

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