Flashcards in Biology - Biotechnology Deck (9)
What is Biotechnology?
When we use organisms to make or perform tasks for us.
3 main types of microbes?
Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses
What is a type of Fungi?
What are the different shapes of bacteria?
Baccilli - Rectangle
Spirilla - Wavy Line
Cocci - Circle
What are useful microbes and what do they do?
Yeast - Bread and Alcohol
Bacteria - Yoghurt and Cheese
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
How can you spread microbes?
Air, animals, food, sneeze, cough and water
What do anti-biotics treat and what does it do?
Bacteria and not viruses. It harms and stops the bacteria from reproducing