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what conditions do microorganisms need to grow

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Nutrients: All living things require sources of energy and building blocks for proteins, nucleic acids, etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Improper food: Hygiene. Realize that good and bad bacteria are everywhere. But with food, if it's not handled and stored in a safe fashion, it can allow all bacter ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Often: warm temp.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Urine cultures from patients with urinary tract infections frequently have greater than 100, 000 colonies of bacteria growing from each milliliter of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
No time: A certain amount of bacteria will be present but if you have had raw chicken there may be salmonella already on it, other things might leave e coli if ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is important to thoroughly clean all parts of your baby's bottle. Use dish detergent and rinse thoroughly by hand- an automated dishwasher is anot ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Contamination: The issue is not how long till it starts to grow bacteria but when does it become unsafe to use. I would have no hesitation to using such a jug for m ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes on average: Bacteria are programmed to grow at rates related to environment including food source availability, competing organisms and temperature. On average i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: With removal of a tooth there may be a sac of abscessed tissue that usually comes out with the root. Also for teeth that have been infected a long tim ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
That is probably: a good question for a Molecular Biologist!

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