5-Culture and Media
Culture is the term given to microorganisms that are cultivated in the lab for the purpose of studying them.
¨Medium is the term given to the combination of ingredients that will support the growth
¨The ability of microorganism to use a particular compounds is dependent upon the genetic makeup (DNA) that the cells have.
¨Culture media may be found in one of three states:
¨ liquid (called broth)