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could achieved of which different products to test for my concluding idea. The type of bacteria that I am going to discuss and chosen is E-coli. I will also going to research the effectiveness of antibacterial cleaning products, for instance sanitizer. I will also, research which is the most effective product for the house hold and some other work places. Background Information What are Bacteria? Bacteria are found in: soil, radioactive waste, water, plants, animals, deep in the earth's crust...

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Bacterial Contamination April 15, 2013 Bacteria Contamination The definition of bacterial contamination is food contamination refers to foods that are spoiled or tainted because they either contain microorganisms, such as bacteria or parasites, or toxic substances that make them unfit for consumption This is very serious and people should take more precaution, food contamination is a serious because it results in foodborne diseases that each year affect an estimated seventy-six million...

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BACTERIA Period: 4 Characteristics: 3 major shapes Cocci Basilli Spirilla 3 major components Mesosomes flagella Plasmids Growing Up: Bacteria can obtain energy through phototrophs(sunlight), lithotrophs(inorganic compounds), and organotrophs(organic compounds) Marriage/Reproduction Binary Fission: The process by which all bacteria reproduce. It results in the separation of a single cell into two. Transformation: genetic alteration...

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Good Bacteria

CHAPTER TWO Beneficial bacteria in the environment and their uses. In today’s world, the environment and its related issues are steadily gaining a lot of importance. Some bacteria are helpful and are used to obtain balance in the environment. It has been seen that helpful bacteria are useful in dissolving organic sludge from water, breaking down the growth of algae, reducing the various noxious odours such as hydrogen sulfide odours, reducing ammonia levels, promoting faster growth of fish in...

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Virus and Bacteria

Virus and Bacteria Virus - A virus is a capsule of protein that contains genetic material. A virus cannot reproduce on its own; it must infect a living cell to grow. Bacteria - Bacteria are one-celled organisms that live on their own. They can multiply and reproduce by subdivision Bacteria and viruses cause many of the diseases we are familiar with and may sound synonymous; they are greatly different from each other. [pic] o They differ greatly in size. The biggest viruses are only...

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Ubiquity of Bacteria

Microorganisms can be prokaryotic—the bacteria or eukaryotic—the algae, protozoa or fungi. While viruses are acellular they are also studied in the scope of microbiology because they are small and because they infect cells. While most bacterial are unicellular they can also exist in colonial or multicellular forms. In this laboratory exercise you will examine the ubiquity and diversity of various microbes that are present in the environment or inhabit the human body. Most bacteria that inhabit the body are...

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Gut Bacteria

Gut Bacteria In today’s world, many people have a very negative connotation when they hear the word “bacteria”. Bacteria have been the cause to many diseases, however bacteria do have some benefits and uses. There are thousands and thousands of different types of bacteria in the world and one group of bacteria, Gut Flora, has become evident in the bacterial community for being beneficial. Gut Flora is a group of bacteria that consists of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of animals...

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Observing Bacteria

Observing Bacteria Kelli Jo Simco Microbiology Due: 2/8/13 Abstract: Microscopes are fragile instruments that must be handle with extreme caution as they can produce high quality results when observing the smallest specimens on earth. A microscope must be properly cleaned before use and storage. The different objectives allow for a range of observations. At the highest objectives, the resolution can easily be lost which is why the oil immersion lens is used to minimize refraction. While...

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Viruses & Bacteria

 Viruses & Bacteria Title: Kirby-Bauer Method of Antibiotic Effectiveness Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to determine the effectiveness of certain antibiotics and determine their zone of inhibition Data: Name of Antibiotic Zone of inhibition (mm) Effectiveness Streptomycin 15mm Sensitive Chloramphenicol 29mm Sensitive Novobiocin 20mm Intermediate Neomycin 13.5mm Intermediate Tetracycline 22mm Sensitive Analysis: 1. Which antibiotic was the most effective...

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Acidophile Bacteria

species abilities and the positive effects it has on humans and other existing mammals. Acidophillic extremophiles exist as two types of broad categories: Archaea and Bacteria. Lactobacillus acidophilus, or largely classified as lactic acid, is known as a genus of bacteria able to produce lactic acid. Lactobacillus is a rod shaped bacteria that grows in the absence of oxygen. Lactic acid uses lactose to produce energy and use that energy to displace lactose through the cells membrane. This extremophile...

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