Learn Biology: Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

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SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS bit.ly Mary Poffenroth, an adjunct professor of biology, discusses the differences between good and bad bacteri. Poffenroth discusses how both types of bacteria exist in abundance throughout the world. Without bacteria, humankind would cease to exist. Bacteria are not always bad, as good bacteria exist within the body and are critical in keeping the body healthy and functional. Bacteria are prokaryotic organisms, which do not have nuclei.www.biology4kids.com exist everywhere on the planet, and thrive in various conditions. They are necessary for an ecosystem to flourish and humankind would not be able to survive without bacteria.www.youtube.com Whether bacteria are considered "good" or "bad" is often determined by their potential harm to the environment and/or humankind. Harmful bacteria are called pathogenic bacteria, or pathogens, which either assume the form of an endotoxin or an exotoxin, and pose a threat to humans by creating bacterial infections within the body.www.youtube.com of these pathogens include E.coli and streptococcus. These bacterial infections can then be treated with antibiotics. Some bacterial infections, such as meningitis and pneumonia, will ultimately result in death if the use of antibiotics is neglected.www.nlm.nih.gov Benefits of Good Bacteria --------------------------------------------------------------------- Foods with bacteria called probiotics can aid in digestion and ease digestive upset, by making the good ...


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