how does soap remove microorganism

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:57 pm

don't forget about glycocalix. also , i have a question. bacteria have cell walls over their membrane and some even have a capsule. would the soap attach to the cell wall as well as the membrane?
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Post by kiekyon » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:27 am

victor wrote:I dunno....any related experiments about "eating soap"?:lol:
that's according to my opinion, but I don't think that our cell membrane will get 'washed' that easy..because we've gotten epithelial cells and mucous membrane which can prevent the soap's bad effect..:lol:


hmm. i do remember cases of people committing suicide by drinking dettol.
perhaps that's what that really happen..
the membrane got washed away...
but then it is different from soap

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Post by mith » Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:16 am

Except dettol isn't a soap
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Post by victor » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:17 pm

MrMistery wrote:don't forget about glycocalix. also , i have a question. bacteria have cell walls over their membrane and some even have a capsule. would the soap attach to the cell wall as well as the membrane?


Hmm...for that thing, I (like it or not) have to pending it first, looking the answer in my MedMicBio book about the structure of those capsules... :lol: but, thanks for asking, it really forces me to reopen my book again... :lol:
or anyone know about it?? 8)
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Post by victor » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:17 pm

Oh, I've found the answer...Um, our bodies have sebaceous glands is it?? that's one of the way that microorganisms use to stick on our body..:lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:27 pm

Oh, and sebum is a fatty substance.. Makes sense...
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Post by victor » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:57 am

Yup, so the key is that soaps don't directly bind the microorganisms' cell walls, but they take them out together with our sebum... :D
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Post by VeenaandNivyah » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:22 pm

basically...i use soap only for the fragrance of it..especially the lavender perfumed ones are the best... :lol:

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Post by biokid33 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:12 pm

I have a quick queston, is there anything a 14 year old kid should look into for a job in this field of work

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Post by canalon » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:25 pm

biokid33 wrote:I have a quick queston, is there anything a 14 year old kid should look into for a job in this field of work


Huh? Which field are you talking about? Maybe you should start a new topic.
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Post by sebast18 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:27 pm

hey kid, there is not much you can do at 14 years old in the biology domain, but you can read as much as possible and make your own observations in nature. That what I did until I reached the age to study it serously. It really made me love biology and become motivated to study hard. ;)

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Post by kabuto » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:43 am

mithrilhack wrote:Except dettol isn't a soap


what is dettol, then?

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