1. Discuss three examples of how humans utilize microbes and their products today.
2. Develop one argument in support of or refuting the following statement: “Viruses are living microorganisms.”
3. Provide a concise summary of the five basic techniques used to manipulate, grow, examine, and characterize microorganisms in a laboratory.
4. Summarize three isolation techniques. Explain which method is utilized most often in a laboratory and how a colony produced by this method can be used to create a pure culture.