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What is solid media called?

Agar

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What is liquid media called?

Broth

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What type of media has an unknown chemical composition?

Complex media

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What type of media has a precisely defined chemical composition?

Defined/complex media

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What type of specialized media allows for isolation of microbes with specific properties?

Selective media

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What type of specialized media allows certain microbes to be recognized based on visual reactions in the medium?

Differential media

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What type of specialized media can be used to increase a particular population of microbes with a specific property from a mixture of cell types?

Enriched media

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What is an example of a type of differential media?

MacConkey Agar (lactose fermentation)

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Which method(s) is/are qualitative for separating cells on an agar surface?

Streak plate method

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Which method(s) is/are quantitative for separating cells on an agar surface?

Spread plate method, Pour plate method

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What type of incubation method has bacterial colonies on surface of plate and in agar?

Pour plate method

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What type of incubation method has bacterial colonies on surface of plate?

Spread plate method

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What two types of cultivation independent methods can be used for identifying unculturable bacteria?

PCR, FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization)