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Bacteria Colonies

Microbiology, Bacterial Colony Morphology/Description

Colony size is measured in ____ and by measuring ____ ____ ____. Measurement in millimeters (mm) across colony diameter.
Colony shapes consist of ____, ____, and ____. Round, irregular, punctiform (tiny)
The margin or the edge of a colony can be ____, ____, ____, and ____. Entire (smooth), undulate (wavy), lobate (lobed), rhizoid
The elevation of a colony may be ____, ____, ____, ____, or ____. Convex, umbonate, flat, raised, or pulvinate
The color of a colony can be ____, ____, or ____. Color or pigment, opaque (dark), translucent
Texture of a colony can be ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ___, or ____. Moist, mucous, dry (or rough), shiny, powdery, dull, or granular
What is the purpose of an agar gel plate? Provides a surface for microbes to grow on as well as moisture.
What is a colony? A pile or mass of a large number of cells growing on a solid medium that are visible to the naked eye.
Created by: PharmerStudent