Examine cell division in bacteria to determine how it
relates to growth.
Complete Appendix A to explain the following in your own
The phases of growth in a bacterial culture
Methods used to measure bacterial growth
Physical and nutritional factors affecting bacterial growth
The processes of sporulation
The function of bacterial endospores
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Appendix A – Cell Division in Bacteria
After reading Ch. 6 in Microbiology: Principles and
Explorations, fill in the following matrix.
List the four phases of bacterial growth and briefly
describe what happens in each phase.
List and describe at least four methods used to measure
List at least two physical factors that influence bacterial
cell growth. Briefly describe how bacterial growth responds to changes in those
List at least two nutritional factors that influence
bacterial cell growth. Briefly describe how bacterial growth responds to
changes in those factors.
List and describe at least two events that occur during the
process of endospore formation (sporulation).
Note: Visit Chapter 6 of Microbiology: Principles and
Explorations in WileyPlus to view the Endospore Formation Animation found under
the Animated Concepts Section.
What is the function of a bacterial endospore? Explain in
your own words.
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