Compare And Contrast Prions And Mycobacterium

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Prions, endospores, and mycobacterium all are extremely resistant to antimicrobial treatment. Prions are extremely small, even smaller than viruses. Heat or formaldehyde aren’t very effective against prions. Endospores are extremely resistant to harsh conditions as well. They can survive heat up to 100 degrees C, drying, radiation, and majority of chemicals. Mycobacterium are extremely resistant due to their waxy cell wall. This cell wall blocks many things from entering the bacteria, making it hard to destroy.
Gram negative bacteria are more susceptible to heat, because they do not have a thick peptidogylcan layer like gram positive bacteria does. Gram negative bacteria has a outer membrane of LPS, that is affected by heat easier.
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