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Micro Midterm

what are the chemical requirements necessary for microbial growth carob, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, trace elements, growth factors
categorize microbes based on their energy and carbon source Autotrophs and Heterotrophs, chemotrophs, phototrophs
Autotrophs those using inorganic carbon source
Heterotrophs those catabolizing organic molecules
chemotrophs acquire energy from redox reactions involving inorganic and organic chemicals
phototrophs use light as their energy source
classify microbes into four groups on the basis of their preferred temperature range psychrophiles: optimum below 15 C Mesophiles: grow best
Created by: BrookeMcCullen