Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Assessment - 20.3 Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Viruses - Understand Key Concepts - Page 597: 29


Three ways bacterial growth can be controlled are by using disinfectants, proper food storage, and sterilization by heat.

Work Step by Step

Disinfectant solutions that contain chemicals can kill bacteria in bathrooms and hospital settings. Refrigerating foods slow down bacterial growth to keep foods fresh longer. Heating objects such as instruments used in medical procedures to over 100$^{\circ}$ Celsius kills dangerous bacteria.
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