The roll of Bacteria in our World
By: Laurence Fairchild
What is bacteria?
A War We Need
Coccolithophores are unicellular, eukaryotic phytoplankton that can be seen from space. Although it sounds funny, trillions of these Coccolithophores are in a fight for their lives everyday, a fight with viruses. These viruses, once inside the cell, try to keep it alive as long as possible, making as many duplicates of its self as possible. When the viruses are ready to leave, they flow out in a steady stream, each one able to infect another Coccolithophore.
Coccolithophores are extremely important to the importance of Earth's climate change. Because each one is a plant, they are all capable of photosynthesis, helping reduce Carbon Dioxide levels.
Probiotics (Bacteria #1)
Probiotics, often called friendly bacteria, are live, lactic-acid producing microorganisms that are similar to those found in the human digestive tract. This bacteria is very beneficial and is associated with numerous health benefits. They are also widely used in clinical nutrition and complementary alternative medicine. Experts at the National Institute of Health note that probiotics show some promise in the treatment of diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, vaginal infections, tooth decay and skin disease. Probiotics do not get enough credit for how much they help us.