Disinfectants and the Kirby-Bauer Method
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about disinfectants and the Kirby-Bauer method. Based on your research, respond to the following:
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?