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Protection to Microorganisms

Protect Ourselves from Harmful Microorganisms
Modern Science provides use a number ways to keep safe from harmful microorganisms. Scientist and doctors have developed ways to defend ourselves. 

1. Antibiotics
Used to treat bacterial infections. They stop the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are produced by bacteria and molds that are produced in labs. There are many different kinds of antibiotics. Each one works on certain types of bacteria. 

*Alexander Fleming - discovered the first antibiotic in a mold, Penicillian, in 1928. 

2. Food Safety
Pasteurization - 
used to ensure safety of our food. This process is used in liquids, such as milk, to heat to a high temperature to destroy bacteria. 

High temperatures, cooking, destroys the cells of bacteria and other microorganisms.

 

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