Microbiology

Antibiotics saved thousands of people in 1950s and 1960s. But for decades these antibiotics show…
Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) It is also known as Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). It is…
There are certain bacteria which cannot be stained by Gram's method. In 1882, Paul Ehrlich…
In 1883 (originally published in 1884), Dr. Hans Christian Gram (1853-1938) developed a technique for…
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) caused by coronavirus which has a large family of…
Sunday, 04 March 2018 08:59

GUT FEELING INDUCED BY GUT FLORA Featured

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“Gut flora is a complex community of organisms that inhabit human and animal digestive system”.…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:31

CHOLERA: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Featured

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CHOLERA is a specific infectious disease that affects the lower portion of the intestine and…
Monday, 31 July 2017 13:06

CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF MICROSCOPE

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Routine care and proper maintenance of microscope will ensure good performance over the years. In…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:42

PARTS AND FUNCTIONS OF A COMPOUND MICROSCOPE

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The microscope is the most important piece of equipment in the clinic laboratory. The microscope…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 08:43

KOHLER ILLUMINATION

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What is Kohler illumination? Kohler illumination is a method of adjusting a microscope in order…
One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:10

SALT TOLERANCE TEST Featured

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Objective: To test organism's ability to tolerate various osmotic concentrations. Test Procedure1. Use a sterile…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:45

PENICILLIN DISC TEST Featured

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Objective: To test the organism's susceptibility to antibiotic penicillin. Test Procedure and Interpretation: See the…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:19

OXYGEN REQUIREMENT TEST (Thioglycollate Test) Featured

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Objective: To determine the organism's oxygen requirement. Test Procedure1. Inoculate 5 ml of BHI broth…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:00

OXIDASE TEST Featured

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Objective: To determine the presence of the oxidase enzymes (e.g. cytochrome c oxidase). Test Procedure…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:36

OPTOCHIN DISC TEST Featured

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Objective: To test an organism's susceptibility to the chemical, optochin. Optochin susceptibility tests the fragility…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:23

NOVOBIOCIN DISC TEST Featured

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Objective: To test an organism's susceptibility to the antibiotic novobiocin. Test Procedure1. Streak a BHI…
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