Learning Objectives for "Basic Groups of Microbes"
After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.
1. List 5 basic groups of microbes.
These three questions under Basic Groups of Microbes are generally used as “ice-breaking” TPS questions and are the only ones we do to check general knowledge coming in the course rather than what was covered in lecture. You get credit for just trying to answer them.
1. Are microbes such as bacteria mosty beneficial or harmful? Briefly explain your answer.
2a. In what ways might microbes such as bacteria be beneficial?
2b. In what ways might microbes such as bacteria be harmful?
3. A culture tube contains 7 milliliters of the bacterium Escherichia coli. The total number of bacteria in this tube is equal to:
A. The number of people in Baltimore city.
B. The number of people in Maryland.
C. The number of people in North America.
D. The number of people in the world.
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