Why do microorganisms differ in their response to disinfectants?

Why do microorganisms differ in their response to disinfectants?

Part 4—Two Page Assignment include References—cover and reference page NOT needed

Week 6 – Review Sheet Exercise 1 – Disinfectants

1. What does bactericidal mean? Bacteriostatic? Virucidal? Fungistatic?

2. Why are control cultures necessary in evaluating disinfectants?

3. What factors can influence the activity of a disinfectant?

4. Why do microorganisms differ in their response to disinfectants?

5. What microorganisms are most susceptible to disinfectants?

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