The Role of Bacteria in the World
by Abhi Manivannan
Referring to a number of bacteria like Lactobacilus acidophilus, L. casei, L. bulgaricus, etc. Acidophilus is important in human digestion. Placed in a sugar-rich environment, they begin to eat the sugars they find there. They then convert these sugars into various other products, including lactic acid. This leaves a distinct taste and lowers the pH of the food which helps preserve it. Acidophilus can help protect the body against harmful bacteria, parasites, and other organisms. Yogurt is the most well known food that makes use of acidophilus bacterium.
Azotobacter includes multiple bacteria like Azotobacter vinelandii, Azotobacter chroococcum, etc. It is an important part of soil. Azotobacter performs an extremely wide range of chemical transformations, including degradation of organic matter, disease suppression, disease, and nutrient transformations inside roots (like reducing bacteria in the roots).
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