Bacteria are everywhere in the environment. To prove this in this activity, students will take samples of different surfaces around the classroom, and nearby places, as well as their own fingers. To detect bacteria,...
In this case study, students will assume the role of a microbiologist working at a chemical company that makes polyurethane. The lesson was developed for an introductory general microbiology course for biology and...
This National Academy of Sciences web page provides links to discussions and papers regarding whether or not nanobacteria may be considered life forms based on size constraints. The papers and discussions follow a...
The following is a collection of exercises which can be conducted to illustrate the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. Some of these are contributed by colleagues, some are adapted with attribution from...
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