Bacteria; they’re not all bad!

Bacteria are found pretty much everywhere on the Earth, be it the ocean, acidic hot springs, soil, Antarctica and even 11 000 m deep down in the Marianas Trench. Much has been documented about bacteria and their role in various diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia and cholera, as well as causing food poisoning.

Yet, the importance of bacteria seems to be overlooked by the general public, as the press is largely focused on the pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria. As bacteria can’t speak for themselves, I’ll talk on their behalf about how important they are to us.

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