the number of cells, not the size of the cells.
moderate-temperature -loving microbes
is the lowest temperature at which the species will grow.
is the temperature at which the species grows best.
is the highest temperature at which growth is possible.
microbes require very small amounts of other mineral elements, such as iron, copper, molybdenum, and zinc.
shrinkage of the cell's cytoplasm.
a device used for handing bacteria in the laboratory.
high salt concentration that they actually require them for growth.
must first be dipped into a saturated slat solution.
do not require high salt concentration but are able to grow at salt concentration up to 2%.
a complex polysaccharide isolated from marine algae.
thin, slimy layer encasing bacteria that adheres to a surface.