1. Develope one argument in support of or refuting the following statement: "Viruses are living microorganisms." 2.Discuss three examples of how humans utilize microbes and their products today. 3. Provide a concise summary of the five basic techniques used to manipulate, grow, examine, and characterize microorganisms in a laboratory. 4. Summarize three isolation techniques. Explain which method is utilized most often in a laboratory and how a colony produced by this method can be used to create a pure culture.

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