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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 3200
Professor
Cobine
Semester
Fall

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• Metabolic capabilities o Identification relies heavily on analysis of known metabolic capabilities  • Biochemical tests o More conclusive identification   Most test rely on pH indicators o Commercial biochemical test allow for series of test with single  inoculation o Probabilistic indicators • Dichotomous key o Series of two response questions used to classify mixtures of organisms o Can be time consuming and one mistake can “re­branch” your decision o Biochemical testing with “probalistic indicators” tells us given these result  • Characterizing strain differences o Biochemical typing   Biochemical tests can be used to identify species • They can also be used to identify strains by tracing specific  biochem characteristics called biovar or biotype o Serological typing  Identification made based on differences i
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