Introduction to Microbiology. How do microorganisms affect our lives?

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  • Introduction to Microbiology
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  • How do microorganisms affect our lives?
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  • What are some benefits of microorganisms? produce food produce food recycle nutrients recycle nutrients use as research tools use as research tools cause disease cause disease What is a harmful affects of microorganisms?
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  • What are some foods that are produced by microorganisms? PicklesSauerkrautBreadBeveragesCheese Sour cream
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  • Difference Between Fermentation and Curdling Fermentation - sugars break down into alcohol - maybe in the food or not (bread & cakes; beer & wine) normal pH conditions Curdling - proteins clumped into tight balls or bands (clumps = curds) low pH created by bacterial waste
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  • Recycling of Microorganisms Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus
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  • Industrial Applications of Microorganisms Protease (used in detergents), pectinase (baby food), starch formers, clay, linen, recycling, bioremediation
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  • Genetic Engineering DNA chemistry is the same, small & easy to grow in lab, easy to manipulate (simple structure), no moral problems
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  • Infectious Diseases Pathos ill, bad Genic making Virus, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi Virus, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi
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  • CholeraDysenteryAIDSPlagueSmallpox Typhoid fever Infectious Diseases Salmonella typhi the bacteria that causes Typhoid Fever


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