John L's Bacteriology Pages

This page is the Site Outline for bacteriologically-relevant items at and . All sites and pages formerly on were transferred to, and the list below is updated accordingly.

Claimers & disclaimers are along the right side of the page along with a statement regarding web piracy (in red).

These web pages are built on a Mac. Back in the 20th Century, they were originally optimized for a Mac screen with 640X480 resolution and "over a million colors." Accordingly, many of the older images tend to be too small by today's standards, but their enhanced quality is such that browsers can be made to magnify them satisfactorily. The larger images need to be seen full-size (especially to preserve the clarity of any printed matter on them), so web browsers should not be reducing those images to fit the size of the screen. Overall, most of the web pages look their best at 800X600.

Pages listed below that are linked from homepage site menus (rather than from here) are in red. Those linked only from other pages on their site are in green. Certain "deprecated" pages are no longer listed herein.


This occasionally happens and is beyond my control. To get them restored, please notify me via e-mail! Link is at the bottom of this page.


Content and format of the items listed herein are copyright 1997-2020 by John Lindquist.

At least the Selected General Microbiology Topics will remain on the web in perpetuity – freely-accessible as always. Even though the Bacteriology 102 Site and the Microbiology 102 Site may be technically "archived," the reference material dealing with subject matter which is found in each site is updated as necessary.

Presentation of the material indexed on this site outline is the sole responsibility of the webmaster of the domains highlighted at the top of the page (J.L.) who was the coordinator of the 102-numbered course over quite a few semesters through 2014.

All text, photos and explanatory tables (with or without images) are by myself unless credited otherwise. Use of these items on the web is always permitted if credit is given. My general photo policy can be inferred from this statement. Be careful when reducing image size, as features can be altered considerably (e.g., fractured faces), and of course the photographer always gets the blame. Reproduction of images, tables and other information currently on-line for use as handouts in educational settings is OK. Reproduction of web pages for inclusion on other websites (.edu or otherwise) is not OK and never necessary. In the original spirit of hypertext, one can simply link to anything here, and an attempt is made to keep these pages up to date.

More about the web content and additional commentary about teaching all this fun stuff can be found on my home page.

Items listed on this site outline are the authorized and perpetually updated sites and pages that are intended for the web.

All of my web efforts are presently on private domains, having been moved from the UW-Madison web servers. Around 2000, these private domains were providing a place to put "mirror sites" for my bacteriology-related web pages, and – as I found these servers to be ultra-secure, reliable and easy to work with – I wound up putting virtually everything there exclusively. These web pages will always remain free and accessible 24/7, and they are immune to hackers and the vagaries of the local power supply.

There exist certain publicly-funded, non-UW .edu sites which copy old editions (circa 2000) of many of these pages without authorization. Improvements and changes in our teaching methods, course content and personal information are not reflected. Links are broken and images are missing. Unfortunately these pages rank high with search engines, but happily the sites are easily detected as just described. Draining the web of its cesspool of piracy and plagiarism is long overdue.

Bacteria associated with the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, are discussed here.
For hailstone bacteria, click here.
In 2018, my long-promised page on "ET Agar" for the isolation of Edwardsiella tarda was finally put on the web here. This is essentially a distillation of various poster sessions (and their handouts) on the subject which were given publicly in the 1990s.

SELECTED GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY TOPICS:  Most are probably applicable to any general microbiology lab course. The general index page is here.

The Archived / "Semi-Retired" Bacteriology 102 Website for Fall Semester, 2006:
Note: The pages marked with an asterisk (*) are in the process of being updated onto our "Selected General Microbiology Topics" Site (above), and eventually they will disappear from the list below. Also, these pages deal with subjects concerning laboratory microbiology in general and are not meant to be exclusive to any particular course.

The Archived / "Semi-Retired" Microbiology 102 Website for Spring Semester, 2014:

  • Home Page (Course Updates and Links to General Information)
  • Site contents include:
    • Lab Lecture Notes and Course Information for the Current Semester
    • Virtual Laboratory Experiments and Explanations of General Concepts which are not found on other sites

More Archived Courses:

  • Farm Microbiology Short Course Website for Spring Term, 2008 (archived):
    • Home Page
    • Lecture Outlines with Notes (downloadable pdf files)

  • Bacteriology 304 Website for Fall Semester, 2003 (archived):
    • Home Page (Course Introduction, Useful Links, etc.)
    • The Three Quizzes Given This Semester
    • Some Aseptic Transfer Procedures
    • Review of Microscope Technique
    • Directions for the Phase-Contrast Microscope

  • Bacteriology/Food Science 324 Website for Fall Semester, 1999 (archived):
    • Home Page (Course Introduction, Useful Links, etc.)
    • Old Quiz Questions and Answer Keys
    • Sample Problems and Answer Keys
    • Old Final Exams and Answer Key

E. B. Fred Hall:

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John L's complete site outline is here.
Last modified on April 1, 2020.
John Lindquist, Department of Bacteriology,
University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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