Microbiology - page 2

I'm so happy!! Today I finished up all of the biochemical testing to determine my unknown microorganism in lab. My friend kept telling me that it was E. coli, but I wasn't too sure and kept right... Read More

  1. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    Originally posted by camkib
    I'm so happy!! Today I finished up all of the biochemical testing to determine my unknown microorganism in lab. My friend kept telling me that it was E. coli, but I wasn't too sure and kept right along testing and retesting so that I could figure it out.

    I had S. marcescens. I've been worried about doing this assignment since I first saw the syllabus and now its finally over....and to top that off I got 100!!!
    Good Job! I remember those enterotube days... Too bad I will never use that knowledge again seeing I will not be working in the lab.
  2. by   kryzzz
    Re: I have never seen a microbe under a microscope! This depresses me. Any chance in my accelerated BSN program that I'll visualize tissues & pathogens under a microscope?

    Have you done the swabs of your mouth/nose/skin or the school door handles/toilet seats/drinking fountains? You're just as likely to find crazy, drug-resistant pathogens there as anywhere else. You should just do a gram-stain on your own during lab. You'd be done in five minutes flat.

    My micro class at City College had tons of pre-fixed slides with all the relevant pathogens, Giardia, Plasmodium, Mycobacterium.

    Good luck, micro was my favorite class because of the lab.
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Yeeech, I hate micro BECAUSE of the lab! Yuck, yuck and yuck!

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