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Microbiology Lab PowerPoint Lectures

The Power Point lectures available through these web pages are actual lectures used in 100-level college biology courses that I teach. These presentations are used to support the lab manual and help explain the lab exercise and background material to the students.

The lab manual that these PowerPoints are based on was authored by Cynthia Schauer, Biology Professor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

The list of lectures is near the bottom of this page. Please check back regularly, as these lectures are usually updated either ever 8 or 16 weeks.


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Microbiology Laboratory Power Points

LAB #1: Proper Use of the Microscope


LAB#2: Media & Culture


Lab #3: Differential Staining of Bacteria


Lab #4: Identification of Unknown Bacteria


Lab #5: Microbial Control


Additional Reference PPT: Meet the Microbes 

The 'Meet the Microbe' PowerPoint lists all of the microbes that we will be discussing in Applied Microbiology. The list includes eukaryotic, prokaryotic and acellular microbes with properly formatted scientific names and reference to the lectures in which we discussed each microbe.


Virtual Microbiology Classroom

Click here to explore all of the course materials associated with the Virtual Microbiology Classroom. In addition to the lecture Power Points available below, VMC resources include study guides, review questions, practice tests, articles and instructive animations.




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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

This is a collection of lectures that I have given repeatedly, always tweaking and changing as I try to improve them. The materials in the lectures have been gathered from a multitude of places. Textbooks, my head, the Power Point lectures of other instructors.

Some of the lectures include credits for all images and material. But as this is a time-intensive process, I have not completed this task for all lectures.

If you run across an image or material that you are the author of, please contact me at tamiport@yahoo.com. I will either give you proper credit for your work, r remove the material from this website, whichever you'd prefer.



Although I have spent a great deal of time creating these lectures, no doubt there is an error or two (or possibly more). If you find a mistake, please drop me an email (tamiport@yahoo.com) so that I can make a correction.



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