Biofilms: Online Manual

John Lennox, Penn State Altoona

This on-line collection of exercises can be conducted to illustrate the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. Activities include: A Biofilm Primer, An Interesting Paradox, Build a Biofilm Reactor, Bring 'em Back Alive, Buccal Epithelial Cells & Bacterial Cells: Negative Staining, Buried Slide Technique, Dental Biofilms, Flow Through Gram Stain, Microbial Fishing, Pellicle Formation in a Hay Infusion, Rhizosphere Visualization, Microbial Leaching of Copper Ore, Build a Winogradsky Column, Growth of Dental Plaque in vitro, Biofilms from Soil Crumbs, Vinegar Production and Acetic Acid Titration, Isolation of Azospirillum, Observation of the Formation of Biofilms in a Flowing Environment, Measuring Biofilm Depth.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Culturing Methods, Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Culturing Methods, Biosphere:Ecology, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Field Methods