Bacteria

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  • Created on: 07-06-12 11:44

Bacterial Cells

- Microscopic single-celled organisms

- Simpler than plan and animal cells

  • No 'true' nucleus
  • No mitochondria
  • No chloroplasts
  • No vacuole

Bacterial Reproduction

- Asexual reproduction (binary fission)

- Can produce rapidly under the right conditions. Grown commercially on a large scale in fermenters.

- Grow and reproduce very quickly 

  • Diseases spread quickly because the conditions inside the human body are ideal
  • Food can become contaminated by the toxic waste produced by bacteria as they feed

Aseptic Techniques

- Important to use aseptic techniques so that harmful bacteria don't grow along with the useful ones.

1) Clean work surface with bleach before and after handling bacteria

2) Wash your

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