The_Effects_of_Heat_and_Antibacterial_Products_on_Microbes reviewed

The_Effects_of_Heat_and_Antibacterial_Products_on_Microbes reviewed

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The Effects of Heat and Antibacterial Products on Microbes Michael Cobb 2/25/09 Sgt. Devin Treadaway, USMC “I have complied with all rules of the academic integrity while preparing this report”
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Introduction: Most microbes are not dangerous to humans; in fact most of them help us live a normal healthy life. Though there are some dangerous microbes that are harmful like Bacillus cereus and Serratia marcessens which can cause the body to react in different ways depending on where the infection takes place. Understanding the importance of controlling and killing such microbes is a must. Many people don’t understand how to kill these bacteria that can cause their children or loved ones to get sick and that is why this study is important. Testing basic household products and the action of boiling water to kill germs will benefit everyone and help them understand how to control or kill the microbes that litter our world today. This experiment dealt with two aspects of controlling and or killing the microbes, Bacillus cereus and Serratia marcessens. The temperature experiment was conducted in a sterile lab environment, this still does not rule out any possible human error or contamination that might occur during the process. The experiment used boiling water at different time intervals to see the prolonged effects of heat on Bacillus cereus . What this experiment was trying to do is determine if there is a set time in which microbes lose their ability to survive in boiling water. Microbes die in extreme heat because the heat alters the enzymes shape rendering the microbe useless (2008, Todar PHD). This experiment is particularly interesting to most people because Bacillus cereus is the leading cause for what is called “fried rice syndrome”. This is caused by the microbe Bacillus cereus being in an emetic form that is caused when cooked rice is improperly stored in the refrigerator (2008, Todar PHD). Bacillus cereus
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