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Read this article about clay minerals (Links to an external site.) ( alternative reading (Links to an external site.) ). Answer the following question. Clay minerals formed as a result of volcanic activity in the Crater Lake volcano in Oregon. What is it about the clay minerals help destroy bacteria and offer potential as an antibiotic ? These particular clay minerals cover the bacterial cells and prevent them from breathing. Correct! These particular clay minerals have a rapid uptake of iron, which floods bacterial cells with iron and kills them. These particular clay minerals prevent bacteria from acquiring nutrients from the surrounding culture media. These particular clay minerals cover the bacterial cells and prevent them from obtaining nutrients. ASU researchers discovered that a volcanic deposit near Crater Lake, Oregon, have an ability to help destroy bacteria that breed skin infections. There are many types of clay

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