• Bacteria have been found nearly everywhere on earth in a wide variety of environments (soil, hot springs, waste, indoors , water, your skin , and in the earth's crust). (google.com)
  • The fact is that without bacteria, the entire Earth's ecosystem would collapse. (everything2.com)
  • Once regarded as plants constituting the class Schizomycetes, bacteria are now classified as prokaryotes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists at MIT and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have re-engineered E. Coli bacteria to. (inhabitat.com)
  • Whenever you hear about people getting sick from bacteria in drinking water, or from eating an undercooked hamburger, it is usually E. coli that is causing the illness. (google.com)
  • A single E. coli bacteria reproducing without any competition every 20 minutes would create a population in four days that outnumbers the (of course an estimated figure) number of quarks in the Universe. (everything2.com)
  • The carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, can defeat even last-resort antibiotics and have been dubbed 'nightmare bacteria' by the CDC. (newser.com)
  • Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply. (cdc.gov)
  • Antibiotics are also needed to treat life-threatening conditions caused by bacteria, such as sepsis , which is the body's extreme response to infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Unnecessary use also happens when a person is prescribed antibiotics for infections that are sometimes caused by bacteria that do not always need antibiotics, like many sinus infections and some ear infections. (cdc.gov)
  • A new breed of "nightmare" bacteria resists pretty much all of our antibiotics - and it's rapidly spreading across. (inhabitat.com)
  • The only reason certain strains of bacteria are becoming more and more deadly is because of overuse of antibiotics . (everything2.com)
  • In industry, bacteria are important in sewage treatment and the breakdown of oil spills, the production of cheese and yogurt through fermentation, and the recovery of gold, palladium, copper and other metals in the mining sector, as well as in biotechnology, and the manufacture of antibiotics and other chemicals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacteria fall into one of two groups, Archaebacteria (ancient forms thought to have evolved separately from other bacteria) and Eubacteria. (infoplease.com)
  • A recently proposed system classifies the Archaebacteria, or Archaea, and the Eubacteria, or Bacteria, as major groupings (sometimes called domains) above the kingdom level. (infoplease.com)
  • This photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows one form of CRE bacteria, sometimes called "nightmare bacteria. (newser.com)
  • In the biological communities surrounding hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, extremophile bacteria provide the nutrients needed to sustain life by converting dissolved compounds, such as hydrogen sulphide and methane, to energy. (wikipedia.org)
  • To address the food interference problem, the researchers designed the UMass Amherst chip to attract only bacteria but not sugars, fats and proteins in food or dirt. (phys.org)
  • Researchers at UC Berkeley covered bacteria with small. (inhabitat.com)
  • The researchers think they can now develop artificial signals to interfere with this signal process and that this could lead to new treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (zdnet.com)
  • David Spring , Martin Welch , their respective research groups and James T. Hodgkinson "explain that researchers long have known that bacteria communicate with each other. (zdnet.com)
  • Some of the researchers published reports that also claimed to have found bacteria associated with different types of cancers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some scientists assert that these unique bacteria should be classified in their own new taxonomic kingdom. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Once considered a part of the plant kingdom, bacteria were eventually placed in a separate kingdom, Monera . (infoplease.com)
  • However in surface water it is normal to see total coliform bacteria, which simply indicate the presence of soil, sediment, or other sources of coliform. (google.com)
  • The fecal coliform group contains many types of bacteria that are not necessarily harmful to human health. (google.com)
  • Total coliforms are not necessarily harmful, but they can indicate contamination by fecal bacteria and are not desirable in drinking water. (google.com)
  • Tape your petri plate closed after collection and do DO NOT REOPEN IT - you could have collected harmful bacteria. (google.com)
  • Bacteria fill the Earth, and a new scientific study reveals just how prevalent they are. (inhabitat.com)
  • Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness and even death in humans. (foodsafety.gov)
  • In 1926, Canadian physician Thomas Glover reported that he could consistently isolate a specific bacterium from the neoplastic tissues of animals and humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists have discovered a strange new bacteria in the Antarctic that can survive the planet's most extreme conditions. (inhabitat.com)
  • Without bacteria, other life on Earth could not survive. (factmonster.com)
  • Our world would not be able to survive without bacteria. (google.com)
  • Not only do "formerly bacteria, now organelles" occupy every nucleated cell on Earth, but true self-sufficient bacteria are required by all plant life to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and put it into the plant's vascular system. (everything2.com)
  • Bacteria have been evolving longer than anything else on Earth, and there is more evolutionary difference between a bacteria and an amoeba than there is between you and a mushroom. (everything2.com)
  • Cases of infections from a flesh-eating bacteria seem to be increasing in Australia. (inhabitat.com)
  • The team discovered that systemic sclerosis patients' microbiomes are enriched by inflammatory bacteria while protective bacteria were reduced, with systemic sclerosis patients exhibiting a microbiota flora similar to patients with Crohn's disease (a type of inflammatory bowel disease, characterized by chronic inflammation at the digestive tract). (sclerodermanews.com)
  • Segmented filamentous bacteria or Candidatus Savagella are members of the gut microbiota of rodents, fish and chickens, and have been shown to potently induce immune responses in mice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until recently, scientists held there existed only a few kinds of bacteria that used chemical energy to create their own food. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Could cyborg bacteria generate clean power in the future? (inhabitat.com)
  • Food scientist Lili He and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for detecting bacteria in water or a food sample. (phys.org)
  • A summer high school student in He's food science laboratory developed a simple smart phone app that visually detects bacteria in samples that contain the chip. (phys.org)
  • The food compounds can be washed away with a high-pH buffer, the food chemist says, leaving only bacteria for visual counting with the smart phone microscope and app. (phys.org)
  • Bacteria are involved in the production of fuel, food, and medications. (google.com)
  • The bacteria create their food using inorganic sulfur compounds gushing out of the vents from the hot interior of the planet. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The first step in the new test for bacteria detection is to collect a sample of water, juice or mashed vegetable leaf and place the chemical-based detection chip in with the sample. (phys.org)
  • A rare disease stemming from bacteria common in water and dirt has killed 17 people in Wisconsin since November. (inhabitat.com)
  • When large concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria are present in water, it indicates that the water is being contaminated by some source of manure or other waste. (google.com)
  • Rain water washes this manure into our rivers, streams and lakes, carrying with it fecal coliform bacteria. (google.com)
  • Our drinking water is treated to remove bacteria before it comes through our taps. (google.com)
  • In Kansas, the biggest contributors of fecal coliform bacteria to rivers and lakes are livestock operations, especially those that have a large number of animals in a small, confined area. (google.com)
  • Bacteria are not animals, they are bacteria. (everything2.com)
  • There are approximately 5×1030 bacteria on Earth, forming a biomass which exceeds that of all plants and animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacteria were the only form of life on earth for 2 billion years. (infoplease.com)
  • Your lab team will form a question and hypothesis about bacteria found at school and then create an experiment to answer your question. (google.com)
  • You will have 20 minutes to collect bacteria and 2 -3 days to allow your culture to grow. (google.com)
  • The bacteria live on the plants' roots in swellings called root nodules. (factmonster.com)
  • During the past several billion years of evolution, bacteria have exchanged more information than the human race could ever approach, even if we were to live through the death of the sun . (everything2.com)
  • To examine and compare bacteria in our local community your group will be collecting, incubating (growing), and observing bacteria. (google.com)
  • Bacteria are constantly exchanging DNA, sharing a knowledge base that allows them to exist under almost any conditions. (everything2.com)
  • If there was a way to kill all bacteria, the amount of oxygen on Earth would drop to zero, as it literally floats right out of the atmosphere and must be created constantly. (everything2.com)
  • Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. (wikipedia.org)