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Bacteria (Overview)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are also called 'prokaryotic' organisms.


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What are oral bacterias ?

What are oral bacterias ?

Germs: If you want a list there are too many to fit in this space, but most due not cause disease. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Overview)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are also called 'prokaryotic' organisms.


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What is bacteria ?

What is bacteria
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Microscopic organism: Bacteria are microscopic organisms that are all over our world. There are many, many different kinds. Some of them are helpful to us, like the ones that inhabit our digestive tract and help digest our food. Some of them cause deadly diseases. They can be transmitted in a variety of ways. Some of them can be killed by certain antibiotics, but not all. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Tip)

Taking Antibiotics

Exposure to unnecessary antibiotics is increasing bacterial resistance in the world. ...See more

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What kills bacteria?

Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used iin their appropriate way, will kill bacteria. Many, but not all antibiotics kill bacteria (bacteriocidal - penicillin is an example); some classes weaken bacteria, and require our immune system to finish them off. An example of this "bacteriostatic" effect is tetracycline. ...Read more

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Are all bacteria bad?

No: Not all bacteria are bad; many are important some of the body's most basic processes, including digestion. Bacteria is also a necessary in the formation of certain foods such as cheese. Lastly, we need the normal flora bacteria to compete against the "bad" bacteria in our body, preventing the bad bacteria from overtaking our body. ...Read more

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What does bacteria, hpf mean?

What does bacteria, hpf mean?

Bacteria: Hpf stands for "high power field" and refers to the area seen under a high power microscope in one field. If you can see a single bacteria in this field it means that there are at least 10, 000 bacteria per milliliter in the fluid being examined (generally urine). The usual standard for diagnosis of UTI on a single specimen is >1000, 000/ml, but this can vary. ...Read more

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How do bacteria get into food?

How do bacteria get into food?

Multiple ways: Bacteria may be introduced to food anywhere from the farm, to any processing or from contamination at the final food preparation at the kitchen. ...Read more

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Which bacteria are good for us?

Which bacteria are good for us?

Many: In fact, the human biome, a complex organization of parasites, bacteria, viruses, yeasts, etc. Forms a unique ecosystem with colonies that coexist on the outside and inside of our bodies. Some of these colonies are very pathogenic under the right circumstances, yet can co-exist within us without contributing to disease. Disease occurs when the balance of any one of these becomes disturbed. ...Read more

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Does hummus have good bacteria?

Generally, no.: Hummus is a middle eastern / arabic food dip or spread made from cooked and mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Hummus is high in iron and vitamin c and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin b6. I do no think that hummus is naturally probiotic (rich in 'good bacteria'); however, hummus could be infused with bacterial to make it probiotic. ...Read more

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Do all bacteria cause diseases?

No.: Not all bacteria are pathogenic (cause diseases in humans). There are many bacteria that live in the environment around us and do not cause us trouble. There are other types of bacteria that live with / in us and can even be helpful to us. We all have "normal" bacteria in our intestines that in most instances are helpful to us and do not cause diseases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more