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Flashcards in Controlling Microbial Growth Deck (8):
1

An enzyme that breaks bonds in peptidoglycan (produced by humans; found in tears, sweat, phagocytic cells)

Lysozyme

2

Ethanol is an example of _____ (chemical that inhibits microbial growth)

Alcohol

3

H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) is an example of an ____ (chemical that inhibits microbial growth)

Oxidizing agent

4

Chlorine is an example of a ____ (chemical that inhibits microbial growth)

Halogen

5

Give an example of a phenol (chemical that inhibits microbial growth)

Triclosan

6

A group of drugs that affect various groups of microorganisms

Broad-spectrum

7

The most resistant microorganism to antimicrobial methods?

Prions

8

A high concentration of salt or sugar in foods is an example of what physical method for microbial control?

Osmotic pressure