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Things to Consider When Using Selective or Enrichment Media" <BR>
<ul><li>What are the ingredients in the medium used or in the culture conditions imposed that allow exploit a desired group of bacteria's growth restrictions or preferences (nutritional needs, concentration of oxygen, light, pH, temperature) to be exploited? Are there antibiotics or other ingredients that inhibit the growth of competitors?<LI>What are sources of C,N,S, P (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus)? If these compounds are not found in a useable form in the medium or from the culture conditions or if the microbe doesn't have the metabolic capability to process available nutrients into a useable form, that microorganism will not thrive while others that will if they can use or process available nutrients will. <BR> </LI></UL> <BR><BR>
It's fine to start with web based sources of general information such as Wikipedia and this wiki but you can't formally cite either. You should also consult scholarly sources. You must give credit to the discoverers of information that comes from research. Give this credit through in text citations to the original article where such findings were published. You will also need a References page with full citation information. In BISC209 we will use the Name/Year citation style of the journal ''Cell''. Attention to following EXACTLY this citation style is expected and required. The best way to make sure you are formatting your citations appropriately is to go the Wellesley library's electronic subscription to ''Cell'' and look at research articles' introduction section and References page and use those examples as models for how to format both in-text and full citations. <BR><BR>


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