Consider the following:
Which of the above can be cultured in artificial/synthetic medium?
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(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
To isolate, identify, and study the characteristics of microorganisms, it is essential to growing them on artificial media.
- Some bacteria can be grown in an artificial medium but some cannot. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
- Fungi can be grown in an artificial medium.Hence, statement 2 is correct.
- Unlike bacteria and fungi, viruses need a living host to grow. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.