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1

What is Biotechnology?

When we use organisms to make or perform tasks for us.

2

3 main types of microbes?

Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses

3

What is a type of Fungi?

Yeast

4

What are the different shapes of bacteria?

Baccilli - Rectangle
Spirilla - Wavy Line
Cocci - Circle

5

What are useful microbes and what do they do?

Yeast - Bread and Alcohol
Bacteria - Yoghurt and Cheese

6

What are harmful microbes and what do they do?

Bacteria - TB, Salmonella and whopping cough
Fungi- Athletes foot and Thrush
Viruses - Flu, cold and mumps

7

How can you spread microbes?

Air, animals, food, sneeze, cough and water

8

What do anti-biotics treat and what does it do?

Bacteria and not viruses. It harms and stops the bacteria from reproducing

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What is the aseptic technique?

Practice and procedures to protect contamination from pathogens