The modules in this course are one week in length. Time goes quickly, so remember to post early! Check the discussions as often as you can in order to see what others have posted and to respond. The earlier in the week that you begin posting, the deeper the conversation and learning will be.
In this activity you have the opportunity to apply your understanding of microbial growth control. Compose a response to the following question incorporating the knowledge you’ve gained from your readings and then post to the discussion. Please respond thoughtfully and in your own words, being sure to back up each statement with cited sources.
- Why do you think that some species/strains of bacteria are resistant to disinfectants? In your post, refer to the structural features we learned about in Module One and the mechanism of action of disinfectants that we have learned about in the current module. Some potential organisms to focus on in your discussion are Mycobacterium, Pseudomonas or Bacillus.
Find posts that differ from yours and either add information to supplement the post or offer an alternative explanation.
Remember to answer all questions from the instructor.
Initial Discussion Post
Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting// You may use additional sources and materials as long as they are relevant to the discussion and cited properly.