Welcome to the TMCC online Microbiology Resource Center.
This site is designed to provide you with the resources
to successfully complete the laboratory section of Bio 251. The
laboratory curriculum follows the curriculum recommendations established
by the American Society of Microbiologists for an Introductory Microbiology
course for all post-secondary institutions (www.asm.org/education). These standards are embedded in your laboratory protocols. We place a special emphasis on the thinking skill standards. This is probably the most important thing you will gain from this lab. The procedures you will be using closely follow those established
in the Manual of Clinical Microbiology 8th Edition. The
lab is geared for the pre-health professional with an emphasis on
human clinical microbiology. This site replaces a commercial microbiology
lab manual. We hope this not only saves you money but is also more
useful since it is tailored for the equipment and organisms we actually
work with. The digital photographs included in this site are of
the slides and tests produced and used in this lab.
Using this Site
This site is a resource for all the sections of microbiology. The basics of the lab curriculum are the same for all sections. Each instructor has their own slant on presenting them. Expect modifications to the assignments listed
on this website. Your instructor will inform you of those modifications
either in lab, on the web or via handouts. We have presented the
essential information you need. There are reference materials available
in lab and a wealth of information on the web. Be sure to check
out the section on useful links. Please share with us any particularly
useful sites you run across.
The list below links you to detailed
information on the lab assignments and projects you will complete.
Your instructor’s syllabus will contain the essential information
on schedule, due dates and the allotted points. We strongly encourage
you to keep track of your points as you proceed.