How are the growth of microorganisms controlled by physical, chemical, mechanical, or biological means?
- Define the following: antibacterial spectrum, bacteriostatic, bactericidal, antibiotic synergism, and antibiotic antagonism.
- Compare sterilization with pasteurization in terms of outcomes.
- Compare ionizing radiation with UV radiation in terms of how they kill cells.
- Predict the growth behavior of microbes based on their growth conditions, e.g., temperature, available nutrient, aeration level, etc.
- Given a particular situation, present an argument for the best method (e.g., physical, chemical, biological, etc.) for controlling bacterial growth.
- State the function of complement in the immune response.
- Explain two strategies that are used in human food preparation to minimize microbial growth during storage.
- Describe how the non-specific immune response works to inhibit microbial growth (e.g. fever, engulfment, inflammatory response).
- Compare and contrast the role of cytotoxic and helper T cells in the specific immune response.
- Explain how a vaccine can be used to elicit a long-term protective immune response.
- Given a particular organism, develop an isolation scheme using selective media.