Chapter 6: Microbial Nutrition and Growth

Growth Requirements

Nutrients: Chemical and energy requirements
Physical requirements
Ecological associations
 

Culturing Microorganisms

Clinical sampling
Obtaining pure cultures
Culture media
Special culture techniques
Preserving cultures
 

Growth of Microbial Populations

Mathematical considerations in population growth
Generation time
Phases of microbial growth
Measuring microbial growth
 

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