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  • 1) Studies growth, structure, development, and general characteristics of bacteria and other micro-organisms: Isolates and makes cultures of significant bacteria or other micro-organisms in prescribed or standard inhibitory media, controlling factors, such as moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition.

  • 2) Identifies micro-organisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics.

  • 3) Observes action of micro-organisms upon living tissues of plants, higher animals, and other micro-organisms and on dead organic matter.

  • 4) Makes chemical analyses of substances, such as acids, alcohols, and enzymes, produced by bacteria and other micro-organisms on organic matter.

  • 5) May specialize in study of viruses and rickettsiae and be designated Virologist.

  • 6) May specialize in particular material or product field and be designated Bacteriologist, Dairy; Bacteriologist, Fishery; Bacteriologist, Food; Bacteriologist, Industrial; Bacteriologist, Medical; Bacteriologist, Pharmaceutical; or Bacteriologist, Soil.




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Job Number: 6461