Inoculating Plates – Microbiology Lab Exam

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When you are inoculating several plates, it is OK to leave the first one open so you can do the next plate before the sample dries.
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Inoculating Plates – Microbiology Lab Exam

The key terms of Microbiology Lab Exam include, Inoculating Plates.


When you are inoculating several plates, it is OK to leave the first one open so you can do the next plate before the sample dries.

True

False – correct


Which way should you put your inoculated plate on the ‘keeper tray’ ?

lid side up

agar side up – correct

it does not matter


On which part of the Petri dish should you write your label?

lid side

it doesn’t matter

agar side – correct


Used swabs go in the

red biohazard bag – correct

regular trash

it doesn’t matter


Swab wrappers go in the

it doesn’t matter

regular trash – correct

biohazard bags


What is a colony?

none of these

a pile of genetically identical bacterial – correct

a giant bacterium

a pile of bacteria


What shape are these colonies?

erose

umbonate

filamentou – correct

rhizoid


How would you describe the margin of this colony?

rhizoid

lobate

erose

entire (smooth) – correct


What is the elevation of these colonies?

convex

umbonate – correct

raised

round


Are these colonies pigmented?

no

yes – correct


Are these colonies mucoid?

i have no ides

it is hard to be sure but I say NO – correct

umbonate

it is hard to be sure but I say YES


What is colony elevation?

shape of growth above the agar surface – correct

none of these

the height of the colony above the agar

the shape of the edge of the colony


When you are inoculating several plates, it is OK to leave the first one open so you can do the next plate before the sample dries.

True

False – correct


Which way should you put your inoculated plate on the ‘keeper tray’ ?

lid side up

agar side up – correct

it does not matter


On which part of the Petri dish should you write your label?

lid side

it doesn’t matter

agar side – correct


Used swabs go in the

red biohazard bag – correct

regular trash

it doesn’t matter


Swab wrappers go in the

it doesn’t matter

regular trash – correct

biohazard bags


What is a colony?

none of these

a pile of genetically identical bacterial – correct

a giant bacterium

a pile of bacteria


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