Physical Control of Microorganisms

Michael Troyan Troyan, PennState Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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This site contains notes for an introductory Microbiology class studying the physical control of microorganisms. Environmental properties used to control microbes include temperature, osmotic pressure, oxygen deprivation, pH, ultraviolet (UV) light, and filtration. Extremophiles are discussed because of their ability to withstand extreme physical conditions in the environment.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline, Anoxic, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline, Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Abiotic Relations