Published: February 10, 2018
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By: Larissa Shen, Cal Poly Pomona
Category: Agriculture & Nat'l Resources
Hashtags: #identification #learnbydoing #Learning #Microbiology #Research
Project created for my Microbiology class. Identification of an unknown bacterial species through the use of common laboratory tests. Includes the motility test, MR-VP tests, and more. The analysis was done on my own, the actual tests with lab partners.
The species turned out to be a harmless strain of Escherichia coli. The only true challenge was when the MR-VP test failed to give me results. That did not stop me from identifying the correct species based on results from other tests.