Describe Koch’s postulates

Describe Koch’s postulates

Instructions
Responses should be in a short answer format, so there is no need to include an introduction, body, and conclusion. Be specific and thorough with your answer. Your response to the question should be at least 150 words long. If your answer is too brief you will lose points. The reason I require a minimum word count is to ensure that the length of your response is adequate for development.

Describe Koch’s postulates

An answer that’s longer than necessary won’t cause you to lose points, as long as everything you write is correct-don’t include irrelevant information!
Read the question carefully – your answers should demonstrate a clear understanding of all details.
Grades will depend on accuracy and thoroughness.
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Prompts
1)You are a researcher in a university microbiology lab. One of your colleagues has discovered a liquid chemical that seems to inhibit or kill some bacteria. You have been tasked with determining if this liquid sample is capable of killing bacterial cells. Your budget is minimal, so you have been advised to use the culture techniques of Robert Koch in designing your experiment that would allow you to determine the killing properties of the liquid chemical.

a) Describe Koch’s postulates

b) Using Robert Koch techniques design an experiment that would allow you to determine the killing properties of the sample substance- these need to be detailed and specific steps and not merely a summary of what you are planning on doing.

c) Correlate your experimental plan with specific postulates. You need to correlate your steps from (b) above with all 4 postulates.