Chapter 12 Bio

Chapter 12 Bio - which cause harm to humans, because the...

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Media I just made and will use in lab: The best way to sterilize media in a lab is through the use of an autoclave. An autoclave ensures that everything, including endospores and thermophiles, is killed in the media. Glass Beaker: The best way to sterilize a glass beaker is through the use of an autoclave, because everything, including endospores and thermophiles, will be killed through this process. However, because an autoclave is not always available, an oven can be used to sterilize a glass beaker. Air: The best way to sterilize air is through the use of UV light. Although it will not be completely sterile, the amount of microbes decreases significantly in the air with the use of UV light. Even just heating up the air will decrease the number of microbes, specifically the ones
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Unformatted text preview: which cause harm to humans, because the temperature is too high. However, heat may not be the most effective way to sterilize air. Rare, Old Book: Radiation, possibly UV light, may be the best way to sterilize a rare, old book. Heat is impossible to use because the pages will catch on fire. Liquid is impossible because it may not damage the cover of the book, but it would destroy the pages of the book. Disinfectants could also be used; however, most disinfectants come in the form of liquids which would damage the pages. A low temperature could be used to decrease the number of microbes on the book, at least the ones harmful to humans....
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