What are the main functions of bacteria? How is nitrogen metabolism in the prokaryotes vital to other organisms? Given the roles of bacteria in the nitrogen cycle, how would you answer people who consider all bacteria to be 'germs' and dangerous?
Bacteria are Much More Friend than Foe!
Although bacteria are often thought of as pathogenic invaders that must be met with an effective dose of antibiotic, they play a much bigger role in the ecosystem. Their roles are varied and diverse, and the role of pathogen is reserved for a very small number of bacterial species. Let's explore some of the benefits of bacterial species in an ecological community and with humans as well.
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The majority of bacteria are beneficial in their role in the ecosystem. The diversity of bacteria and their sheer numbers in the ecosystem make them...
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Explore nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Learn the definition of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and discover where they are found. Find the role of nitrogen-fixing bacteria.