Interpret the tests in Table 1.1 and answer the questions below:
a. What is the result of the Gram stain?
b. Does this organism ferment glucose? How can you tell?
c. Would the catalase test be helpful to identify your unknown? Why or why not.
2. Using the unknown identification chart, compare the results recorded above. What is the genus and species of the unknown organism?
3. If this water was ingested by humans, what type of infection could result? What types of signs and symptoms would an infected individual display?
4. Is the only source of contamination the dairy farm? Give another possible explanation for the water contamination.