Disinfectants And The Kirby-Bauer Method

  Internet, research about disinfectants and the Kirby-Bauer method. Based on your research, respond to the following:


  • What are the three mechanisms by which disinfectants work? Describe.
  • Which microbes are most susceptible versus most resistant to disinfectants? Why?
  • What are the factors that influence the size of the zone of inhibition of an antibiotic when employing the Kirby-Bauer method? How can this method determine if an antimicrobial agent is bactericidal or bacteriostatic?

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