Module 03 Homework Assignment
· Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.
1. Define the following terms: sterilization, disinfection, and sanitization. How are each of these terms different from one another?
2. Compare and contrast selective media and differential media. Give examples of each type of media:
3. Define the following terms used to describe bacterial morphology or bacterial arrangements and give examples of SPECIFIC organisms that are representatives of each category of Morphology AND Arrangements. For example: an example of a cocci organism is Staphylococcus aureus
1. Cocci –
2. Bacilli –
5. Spirochete –
1. Diplo –
4. Describe the four (4) different stages of the bacterial population growth curve:
5. Describe briefly how the following factors influence microbial growth:
c) Osmotic Pressure
d) Atmospheric conditions (presence or absence of oxygen)