Additional questions for Lab #4





1.       What are the two primary purposes of aseptic technique?


2.       What is the purpose of immersion oil when used in viewing a microscope slide?


3.       What is the maximum resolution of a light microscope based upon?


4.       Why are  bacterial cells heat fixed to a slide prior to staining?


5.       What is the most common problem that students have in preparing a bacterial smear?