nna at le.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 07:19:13 EST 1999
In article <7be4u1$nh at sjx-ixn6.ix.netcom.com>, "Mike"
<maj at unforgettable.com.nospam> wrote:
>I'm a university student in a microbio intro course and we're working with
>unknowns. Many in the class, including myself, are having a difficult time
>differentiating between rods and cocci on student-prepared Gram stain slides
>at 1000X oil-immersion magnification. Often they look like rods but also
>dividing cocci. The little "bugs" are just so small.
>Any tips for the beginner?
You can practice on:
"Pink bugs, purple bugs" - perform the Gram stain procedure and identify
some bacteria from the LabWork rogues gallery:
Dr Alan J. Cann PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Leicester, P.O. Box 138, Medical Sciences Building,
University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, UK.
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