Can someone tell me what happens to bacteria when they die e.g. what would happen to bacteria on a chopping board after it died?

Derick,

Hopefully, the bacteria would be washed off the chopping board long before it died on there! The dissolution of cells and proteins has been discussed on other posts in this forum (see http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/punbb/v … php?id=845  for instance).

Dave.