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    How do bacteria affect human lives?

    Bacteria interact and are a constant in our day to day lives, perhaps more than suspected. Bacteria are often thought of as bad, however this is untrue, there is also many types of ‘good’ bacteria. ‘Good’ bacteria can benefit us by simply helping our digestive system work and helping us in the process of fermentation. […] More

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    Identifying Bacteria

    Bacteria identification is accomplished in a number of ways. Two common tools microbiologists use to identify unknown bacteria include dichotomous key and biochemical tests. The dichotomous key is useful when a microbiologist only needs to know which group an unknown microbe belongs to on a general level. When a microbiologist needs to identify a specific […] More

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    Identifying an Unknown Bacteria

    Identifying an Unknown Bacteria Introduction Knowing the identity of a microorganism is extremely beneficial. Knowing what you are dealing with can allow one to knowing the causative agent of a disease and how it can be treated. The purpose of this lab was to identify an unknown microorganism by using various differential tests. These experiments […] More

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    Differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

    Bacteria: These are tiny microorganisms, they cannot be seen with the naked eye. They exist on virtually every living thing or object in the environment i.e. dirt, water, caves, trees, dead animals, and within everybody living on earth. Its nutrition is from its surroundings. We carry bacteria in the body, mainly in the intestines, on […] More