Summary of a vial of microscopic organisms tests

Summary of a vial of microscopic organisms tests

Paper instructions:

Write a 300 word summary for the following situation:

Imagine that you’re working in a laboratory at a remote field station. Someone hands you a vial of microscopic organisms and asks you to determine if the organisms in it are bacteria, algae, or protozoans. Unfortunately, your only microscope is broken.

Fortunately, the lab is well stocked with everything you need to do chemical tests for the presence of particular molecules and to break cells down into their components. Discuss your research goals, and prepare a list of at least four tests that you’ll perform on the sample to allow you to determine its nature.

Hint: think about color, movement, size, and organization. Use the information from your readings to support your analysis.

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