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BIOL 3702 Laboratory Videos

(January 3, 2022)

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This page contains links to various video presentations that supplement the different exercises in this laboratory course. Any links that do not function should be reported by email to Dr. Cooper.

Safety Videos: Students are strongly encouraged to view these videos

Microbiology Laboratory Safety

General Lab Hazards

Why Do I Have to Wear Goggles?

Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Equipment

Proper Lab Behavior

Chemical Hazards

Safe Chemical Handling

Amoeba Sisters – General Laboratory Safety
(cute and entertaining!)

Zombie College: The 5 Rules of Lab Safety
(anything with zombies can’t be bad!)

Exercise-Related Videos

Basic Microbiological Techniques

History of the Microscope      How to Use a Microscope

Focusing a Microscope     Focusing Using Oil Immersion

Bunsen Burner

Aseptic Transfer Using a Bacti-Cinerator     Aseptic Transfer Using a Bunsen Burner

Aseptic Transfer Handling Two Tubes Simultaneously     Performing a Streak Plate

Making a Bacterial Smear     Simple Stain Technique     The Gram Stain

Selected Aspects of Microbial Growth

How to Use the Spec 20 Spectrophotometer     Nitrate Reduction Test     Serial Dilution and Plate

 Counts     Understanding Serological Pipets     Using Serological Pipets

Spread Plate Technique     Using a Micropipette

Exploring the World of Selected Microbes

Biology of Coagulase Test     Coagulase Slide Test     Catalase Test

Carbohydrate Fermentation Test     Triple Sugar Iron Test     IMViC Tests

Interpretation of MSA Growth     Hemoloysis

Microbiological Applications in the Real World

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)     Using a Micropipette

Performing Gel Electrophoresis     SmartDoc 2.0 Imaging System

Other Microbiology Video Sites

Iowa State Micro Videos

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Coronavirus Information

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