This essay focuses on the course laboratory manual.This information should be centered and at the bottom part of the title page
LAB REPORT (Note: Other than the title page, the pages of the report must be numbered) TITLE PAGE There should always be a title page and should include the following information: EXAMPLE OF TITLE PAGE Title should be centered and at the top or in the middle of the page UNKNOWN LAB REPORT # 1 This information should be centered and at the bottom part of the title page: UNKNOWN LETTER (OR NUMBER) YOUR NAME DATE (the due date) LAB INSTRUCTOR’S NAME COURSE NAME SEMESTER / YEAR SECTION NUMBER INTRODUCTION This section introduces the reader to the study and why the study was done.
sentences long. Example: “There are many reasons for knowing the identity of microorganisms. The reasons range from the knowing the causative agent of a disease in a patient, so as to know how it can be treat, to knowing the correct microorganism to be use for making certain foods or antibiotics. This study was do by applying all of the methods that have been learn so far
in the microbiology laboratory class for the identification of an unknown bacterium.” MATERIALS AND METHODS This is where the details of the study are listed. Where did the specimen come from, and what methods were used to identify it? Be specific, but do not re write the lab manual. One way is to mention the names of the materials used and reference the lab manual for the procedure or method and then continue to elaborate when necessary. See example 1. Example 1: “An unknow label as letter G was give out by the lab instructor.
The methods that have been learn thus far for identifying bacteria have been apply to this unknown. Procedures were follow as state in the course laboratory manual by De Mers (1), unless otherwise note. The first procedure that need to be do was to streak the unknown.
Soy Agar plate, using the T streak method describe in the lab manual.. This need to be do in order to test the purity of the unknow. After the plates were incubate and grown, the morphology was observe and record and a Gram stain was perform. Quality control bacteria were Gram stain along with the unknow to make sure that the Gram stain reaction was do correctly .
After determining the Gram reaction, specific biochemical tests were perform. The biochemical tests were chose from the unknow identification tables that were in the lab manual. Since unknow G was determine to be a Gram negative rod, an oxidase test.
This was perform and the organism was inoculate into a BCP lactose tube. Note all of these tests were perform by the methods list in the lab manual by De Mers (1). Table 1 lists the test, purpose, reagents and results. All of the following tests were perform on this unknown: