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Microbes – friend or foe?
Microbes – friend or foe?

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Microbes – friend or foe?


This course looks at two aspects of microbes. The first section covers the way that bacteria cause disease and how they can become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. The second covers the important role that microbes play in treating sewage to purify the water so that it can be returned to rivers or to the sea.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course SG071 Learn about microbes [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .