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Monthly Archives: September 2013

27 Sep

Bacterial smear preparation is an integral technique in microbiology laboratories.  There are several objectives when preparing a smear.  The first is to make sure that the cells adhere to the microscope slide so that they do not get washed off … Continue reading

13 Sep

In natural environments bacteria exist as mixed populations.  This presents a challenge when trying to study a single species.  It is very rare to find a single species living in natural environments.  Robert Koch, a pioneer in medical microbiology, knew … Continue reading