September 27, 2021: Pharmaceutical Interview Questions and Answers

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1. What is the objective of microbial identification?

The objective of microbial identification is to differentiate one microbial isolate from another with respect to family (genus) and a species or a particular strain.

2. What are the taxonomic terms for microbial identification?

● Family: group of similar genera

● Genus: group of similar species

● Species: group of similar strains

● Type: strains within a species

● Strain: an isolate of a particular species

3. What is the first step of microbial identification?

The first step of most identification program is colony and cellular morphology of the microorganism.

Colony morphology is a method that used to describe the characteristics of an individual colony of bacteria on agar media in a Petri dish.

Colony morphology is normally classified based on the form, elevation and margin. This can be further classified as follows.

Colony morphology

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