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Biology Test 3

Question:
Green olives may be preserved in brine, which is a 30% salt solution. How does this method of preservation prevent microorganisms from growing in the olives?
Answer:
A 30% salt solution is hypertonic to the bacteria, so they lose too much water and plasmolyze.
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Question: Green olives may be preserved in brine, which is a 30% salt solution. How does this method of preservation prevent microorganisms from growing in the olives?
Answer: A 30% salt solution is hypertonic to the bacteria, so they lose too much water and plasmolyze.