1. Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness, yet it is also a common microorganism found within the human gut. What explains this disparity?
2. There are several foods and beverages listed in this lab (milk & yogurt) that are created through the actions of microorganisms. Name five of the foods and the specific microorganisms that are used to make each of them.
3. Using an online research tool such as the A-Z index on the CDC website, explain why Listeria monocytogenes is a major threat to pregnant women and their developing fetuses, who are ten times more likely to get sick than other demographic groups.
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