Discussion Board - Control of microorganismal growth (with 2 replies)


Joliet Junior College

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Controlling microorganismal growth: sterilization, pasteurization, disinfection

A. study the following videos and the module resources.

B. Then, post your discussion to ONE of the following question (5 pts):

  1. Why is it important to control growth of microorganisms? Explain with a real or hypothetical example.
  2. Why do we pasteurize but not sterilize foods?
  3. What is the main difference between sterilization and disinfection? What will happen if surgery tools are disinfected but not sterilized?

C. Then, read your class-mates posts and reply to at least two of your classmates. Your comments should be meaningful (not simply "Yeah, me too" or "I agree"). (2.5 pts for each full meaningful response). Make sure you include following in your reply:

  • start by greeting the class-mate by name
  • contribute to one or two of his/her discussion point with your view
  • Pose any related questions you might have
  • your name

D. Answer any questions you might get from class-mates

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