Microbiology Essay Topics

Microbial Flora on Restaurant Beverage Lemon Slices

December 2007, Volume 7; Number 5, Page 18; http://www. neha. org Forty-three visits to twenty-one different restaurants show bacteria on an item we often request (and sometimes don’t) to garnish our water, soda, tea or alcoholic beverages. The study conducted, investigated whether lemon slices used in restaurants as drink garnishes contain microbial contamination that may… View Article

Ec Assignment for Microbiology

1) First, the urine sample container should be labeled accordingly. Urine samples and transport containers should be free of any particles or anything that may interfere with the sample. The sample should be in a secure container with a leak resistant lid; this will also prevent exposure to the person handling the sample while also… View Article

Microbiology Case Study

You are working as an emergency room nurse in Topeka when a mother brings in her 8 year old son because of severe, bloody diarrhea. When questioned, the boy said that it hurts when he goes to the bathroom and his mother said he had vomited in the previous two days. When asked about their… View Article

Triple Sugar Test in Microbiology

Triple sugar-iron (TSI) agar test- designed to differentiate among the different groups or genera of the Enterobacteriaceae, which are all gram-negative bacilli capable of fermenting glucose with the production of acid a. Differentiation is made on the basis of differences in carbohydrate fermentation patterns and hydrogen sulfide production. To facilitate observation of carbohydrate utilization patterns-… View Article

Adhd: Universal Precautions

Universal Precautions Universal precautions refers to the practice, in medicine, of avoiding contact with patients’ bodily fluids, by means of the wearing of nonporous articles such as medical gloves, goggles, and face shields. The practice was introduced in 1985–88.[1][2] In 1987, the practice of universal precautions was adjusted by a set of rules known as… View Article

Identifying Salmonella Choleraesuis

The purpose of this study was to determine what an unknown bacteria was using several different microbiology lab techniques including an API test, an oxidase test, a gram stain, a hanging drop slide, and morphology identification. The unknown bacterium, which was contaminated with Serratia marcescens, was isolated by streaking the bacteria solution to single colonies…. View Article

The Great Qualities of Alexander Fleming

In the novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie demonstrate many qualities of friendship. Three qualities that can help cultivate a sincere friendship are intelligence, bravery, and selflessness. Alexander Fleming was a biologist who lived from 1881 to 1955. Though his early education, and his achievements in his research, he lived out the qualities… View Article


There are thousands of microorganisms present at almost every surface. Some of them are pathogenic which causes diseases but most of them are useful especially in the food industry (Lasztity, n.d.). Microorganisms have been used for preparing food products such as cheese, bread, yogurt, etc, for a long period of time without even knowing that… View Article

Disease Caused by Environmental Exposure

Environmental Diseases In epidemiology, environmental disease is disease caused by environmental factors that are not transmitted genetically or by infection. Apart from the true monogenic genetic disorders, environmental diseases may determine the development of disease in those genetically predisposed to a particular condition. Stress, physical and mental abuse, diet, exposure to toxins, pathogens, radiation, and… View Article

Microbiology and Bacteria

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms which must be viewed with the aid of a microscope or electron microscope. The importance of microbiology includes: used in biomedical research, creation of medicines, environmental applications and new research tools. Disease causing organisms include: protists, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Bacteria are important for fixing N2 in a… View Article

Ah Antimicrobial Investigation

This is a project starter, suitable for Advanced Higher biology investigations or A-level extended projects. Don’t forget to credit this resource in your bibliography by including the title, the website, the web address and the date you accessed it. Background information One often sees claims that a wide range of products, both synthetic and natural,… View Article

Review of Microbiology

Nature has its own methods of survival and too much of human interference disturbs its mechanism . The over exploitation and improper use of the natural environment is one of the major problems the world faces today. If pollution continues to incur at this rate, the day is not too far when most life forms… View Article


1.List five environments where you are likely to find microbial growth: Lakes, soil, oceans, tundras, deserts 2.How do microbes contribute to soil fertility? The decomposition that microbes take part in help release mineral nutrients, such as potassium and nitrogen, from dead organic matter and allowing primary producers the nutritional access. They also produce CO2 and… View Article

Microbiology and Bacteria

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms which must be viewed with the aid of a microscope or electron microscope. The importance of microbiology includes: used in biomedical research, creation of medicines, environmental applications and new research tools. Disease causing organisms include: protists, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Bacteria are important for fixing N2 in a… View Article

Public Health in Microbiological Labs in Middle East

The focus of public health intervention is to improve health and quality of life through the prevention and treatment of diseases and other physical and mental health conditions, through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors .and because the field playing challenges and professionals to meet the complex health issues. I wish to… View Article

Introduction to Prokaryotes

Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms that can survive in extreme environments. Bacteria is the more numerous type of prokaryotes. The group hypothesizes that the samples taken from different environments will all cultivate diverse morphology in fast growing rates in each environment. The aseptic technique was used to cultivate bacteria from different environments. The diversity of morphology… View Article

Introduction to the microbial world history of microbiology

Part A. This letter is in response to your story which was published in your website and broadcasted in your stations regarding Edward Jenner as the most prolific microbiologist that ever lived and have contributed much to the improvement of microbiology and public health. I would like to make a point that several other scientists… View Article

Identification of Two Unknown Bacteria

In the field of microbiology, being able to effectively identity bacteria from a given sample is indeed of vital importance. To further expound, in relation to medical applications, the identification of bacteria from clinical samples is essential in order to determine whether the treatment being given or to be given for an infection would indeed… View Article

Proteus Mirabilis

The genus Proteus, according to Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, is a group of straight rod Gram negative bacteria around 0.4-0.8 μm in diameter and 1-3 μm in length. In the microscopic test done, it was seen that the unknown culture contained rods that are on the shorter side, thus was identified as bacteria that… View Article

The History of Microbiology

I. Introduction. Microbiology is the study of living microorganisms. The term micro means extremely small, and with regards to biology, this refers to minute living things that are individually too small to be seen without the aid of a microscope. These invisible microorganisms include bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoan and other microscopic organisms. The study of… View Article

Difference between an obligate and facultative aerobe

A. Describe the difference between an obligate and facultative aerobe. An obligate aerobe is a microorganism that must have oxygen for growth and will grow at the top of the test tube. A facultative aerobe prefers oxygen but it is not necessary for growth. Many of these microorganisms will grow at the top of the… View Article

Biology: Book and Lab Coat

Guidelines for Biology Experiments 1. 0 Attendance 1. 1 Attendance to practical sessions is COMPULSORY. 1. 2 If you cannot come to the class due to ill health or emergency excuses, please inform the lecturer EARLIER, so that another practical session can be arranged for you ON THE SAME WEEK. 2. 0 Lab coat 2…. View Article

Micro Lab Unknown Report

There are many types of microorganisms and ways to treat each one. Knowing the differences of each is vital to treat a patient correctly. The purpose of this report is to explain the process and steps used to identify a certain microorganism referred to as the unknown. Materials and Methods A test tube with an… View Article

Lab Report Microbiology

Abstract Dairy food staff such as soft cheese,cream cheese,raw milk,sour cream,yoghurt and probiotic yoghurt products can be a rich source of diverse lactic acid bacteria.The objective of this lab practical was to isolate lactic acid bacteria(LAB) form raw milk,establishment of pure cultures of LAB,identify LAB and phage recovery and enumeration of recoverd phage.Raw milk was… View Article

Unknown Lab Report Microbiology

There are numerous reasons for identifying unknown bacteria. Some of these organisms have distinct qualities that set them apart from one another, such as the exposure to certain environments. Through out the semester in the laboratory, we are able to encounter some of the few microorganisms that we as humans have come into contact with…. View Article

Cellular Components

1 What cellular components do some bacterial cells have that make them powerful pathogens? Explain your answer. Pili that allows the structure to attach onto other cells like a leech. The capsule which protects the cells from the white blood cells that attack foreign invaders. Endospores which allow them to survive rough conditions. 2 Why… View Article

Bacteria Lab Report

The most common way of alleviating the specific symptoms arrived from diseases is to ingest antimicrobial drugs. Chemotherapeutical antimicrobial agents are chemical compounds intended to inhibit or kill rapidly dividing microorganisms. In order to derive an antimicrobial drug, different chemical compounds must be synthetically formed. Among these specific chemical compounds is a compound famously known… View Article

Does Cerumen have a risk for transmission of diseases?

I learned in the A & P course that ear wax (or cerumen) is a waxy secretion by ceruminous gland (= modified sebaceous gland), mixed with sloughed epithelial cells, which inhibits the growth of certain bacteria due to its acidic pH. It also protects the skin of the external auditory canal by providing a waterproof… View Article

Cholera and Ebola

Cholera, aka Asiatic Cholera or epidemic cholera, is an infectious disease of the gastrointestinal tract caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. From the family Vibrionaceae, the bacterium is characterized as a gram-negative rod. As with other gram-negative rods, Vibrio cholerae produces an endotoxin, known as cholera toxin. This bacterium is mobile due to the presence… View Article