The many ways of killing bacteria

A commonplace, everyday act of killing bacteria using moist heat is boiling our drinking water.

Before we learn how to kill bacteria, we should know what bacteria are and why we need to kill them. Bacteria are single-celled prokaryotic microorganisms found mostly under the Eubacteria kingdom in the Linnaeus classification.

A prokaryotic organism does not have a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles in its cells. In contrast, humans, animals and plants are all eukaryotic organisms that have nuclei and membrane-bound organelles in their cells.

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