DISCUSSION # 01
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 8 (Prescott’s Microbiology). Some potential organisms to focus on in your discussion are Mycobacterium, Pseudomonas or Bacillus.
DISCUSSION # 02
What do you think are the most important changes in chemotherapeutic management of microbial disease? How are these related to new discoveries in intracellular bacterial communication and cooperative behaviors? How can biofilm formation impact treatment of infectious disease?