At the end of the lesson, the student should be able to:
Identify the structure of bacterial cell
Do simple and differential staining methods
Describe the essential nutrients required for bacterial growth
Describe the mechanisms of genetic variation in bacterial cell
Identify the chemical meanses of sterilization and disinfection, and their effect on bacterial cell
Do and interpret the result of anti-microbial sensitivity testing in vitro
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY Microbiology is a subject which deals with living organisms that are individually too small to be seen with the naked eye. It considers the microscopic forms of life and deals about their reproduction, physiology, and participation in the process of nature, helpful and harmful relationship with other living things, and significance in science and industry.
Subdivision of microbiology Bacteriology deals about bacteria. Mycology deals about fungi. Virology deals about viruses.