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bacteria

bak ti ree uh

  • n  (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants

  • Want to stay healthy? One way may be to get plenty of bacteria in your diet--provided they're the kind found in probiotic foods.
  • A study finds that dozens of bacteria may be living in the average showerhead.
  • No doubt you have heard that yogurt is teeming with bacteriaand no doubt you try not to think about that as you dig into a cup of the stuff.
News & Articles

  • Bacteria Nest Like Russian Dolls Inside Bugs
    Mealybugs are home to bacteria that nest inside other bacteria, like microscopic Russian dolls, a new study finds. The curious symbiotic relationship offers insight into the complex interplay between animals and microbes, the study researchers say.
    June 20, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • Research Suggests "Good" Bacteria Can Battle "Bad" Bacteria in Eye Infections
    Like animal predators attacking their prey, some bacteria consume and kill other bacteria. Scientists report progress in putting predator microbes to work, attacking antibiotic resistant bacteria that cause infections that lead to blindness.
    June 20, 2013 - Newswise
  • Bacteria Closes Some Missouri Beaches
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Five swimming beaches at Missouri parks have been closed because after tests this week showed high levels of bacteria. A sixth beach - at Mark Twain State Park - remains closed because of flooding.
    June 20, 2013 - KTTS 94.7
Quotes

  • Mark Dean in Computerworld
    This technology stands to revolutionize the way we look at viruses, bacteria, proteins, and other biological elements,said IBM Fellow Mark Dean, vice president of strategy and operations for IBM Research, in a statement.
  • Stephen Harper in 660 News
    We've all seen the stories in the news about food contaminated with bacteria, medicines containing undisclosed drugs, or children's products manufactured with lead or other hazardous substances,Harper told a news conference. "Canadians...

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