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Food & Industrial Microbiology Overview - Chapter Summary
Ensure you have a complete understanding of food and industrial microbiology using the entertaining lessons in this short chapter. Our instructors make it easy to fully comprehend the basics of lactic acid fermentation, biological insecticides, bioremediation and much more. Take short quizzes and our practice exam to check your comprehension of topics covered in this chapter. Any questions you develop while studying the lessons can be submitted to our experts. Once you've completed this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Define lactic acid and yeast fermentation
- Explain how fermentation is used to make food and alcohol
- Discuss bacteria, mold and the microbiology of cheesemaking
- Describe food preservation and explain why it is important
- Exhibit knowledge of microbial processes and products in biotechnology
- Share details about microbial factories and the use of bacteria to make specific compounds
- Explain how the Ames test uses bacteria to test for carcinogens
- Provide the definition and uses of biological insecticides
- Describe bioremediation and how microbes clean up the environment
- Detail the relationship between microbes and the clothing industry
1. Lactic Acid Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Food
You eat food every day that is teeming with bacteria. It might surprise you to learn that many of them were intentionally put there. In this lesson, we will examine bacterial fermentation, required during the production of certain foods.
2. Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol
Without microbiology, you wouldn't be able to enjoy a refreshing adult beverage after work. In this lesson, we will examine the role of yeast in alcohol production.
3. Bacteria and Mold: The Microbiology of Cheesemaking
Every piece of cheese you eat was produced by microbiology. In this lesson, we will examine the essential roles bacteria and mold play and why cheese wouldn't exist without these microbes.
4. Food Preservation: Explanation & Importance
Did you know there are many different ways we can preserve our food? If we didn't, we could get sick or die from the bacteria that grows in our food. This lesson not only describes ways to keep food safe, but also outlines the major importance of these methods!
5. Microbial Processes & Products in Biotechnology
Biotechnology may sound like a fancy term, but it is applicable to very basic things in your everyday life. In this video lesson we'll look at some of the things that come from microbes in biotechnology, some of which might surprise you!
6. Microbial Factories: Using Bacteria to Make Specific Compounds
Microbial factories make use of microorganisms to produce commercial products. In this lesson, we will examine the advantages to using microbes and look at a few commonly produced compounds.
7. The Ames Test: Using Bacteria to Test for Carcinogens
We often think of bacteria as the bad guys. But in the Ames test, special mutant bacteria can help us avoid getting cancer! Take a look at how they do that in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Biological Insecticides: Definition, Uses & Examples
Biological insecticides, or biopesticides, are crucial for maintaining the world's food supply! In this lesson, we learn more about the use of biopesticides and why they are so important.
9. Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment
Bioremediation uses living organisms to clean up pollution. In this lesson, we will examine the role of microbes in bioremediation and why it is not a perfect solution for degrading environmental pollutants.
10. Microbes and the Clothing Industry
Most people wash their clothing to the clean dirt and bacteria on them. It might surprise you to learn just how many bacteria were intentionally put into them during production. In this lesson, we explore the use of microbes in the clothing industry.
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- Early History of Microbiology
- Fundamentals of Microbiology
- Microbiology Laboratory Procedures
- Understanding Genetics & DNA
- Understanding Metabolism
- Bacterial Biology
- Understanding Diseases
- Protozoan Diseases
- Understanding Viruses
- Overview of DNA Viruses
- Overview of RNA Viruses
- Overview of Fungal Infections
- Illnesses & Infections of the GI Tract
- Overview of Bacterial STDs
- Understanding Blood-Borne Bacterial Diseases
- Respiratory Bacterial Infections
- Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections
- Immunology Basics
- Structure & Function of the Immune System
- Overview of Antigens
- Disorders of the Immune System
- Serological & Diagnostic Reactions
- Antimicrobial Drugs Overview
- Sterilization & Antiseptic Methods
- Chemical Methods of Microbial Control
- Effectiveness of Antiseptics & Disinfectants
- Microbiology & the Environment
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