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Microbiology, Fifth Edition
Microbiology, 5/e
Lansing M Prescott, Augustana College
Donald A Klein, Colorado State University
John P Harley, Eastern Kentucky University

Microbial Nutrition

Chapter Overview

This chapter describes the basic nutritional requirements of microorganisms. Cells must have a supply of raw materials and energy in order to construct new cellular components. This chapter also describes the processes by which microorganisms acquire nutrients and provides information about the cultivation of microorganisms.