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(PBS)   Bacteria will: a) make us sick, b) KILL US ALL, or c) make our world cleaner and healthier?   (pbs.org) divider line 5
    More: Unlikely, bacteria, taxon, green fluorescent protein, environmental monitoring, fluorescent protein, chemical test, petri dishes, genetic markers  
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2014-01-03 12:25:37 AM
3 votes:
Well, all of the above.
2014-01-03 02:13:18 AM
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fusillade762: Without them nothing would ever decompose and we'd be neck deep in corpses.


To be fair, fungi do quite a bit of decomposition as well.
2014-01-03 01:51:01 AM
1 votes:

simplicimus: Well, all of the above.


I was going to say it depends on the type/species of bacteria.
2014-01-03 01:28:30 AM
1 votes:
Without them nothing would ever decompose and we'd be neck deep in corpses.
2014-01-03 12:27:55 AM
1 votes:

simplicimus: Well, all of the above.


Yup. Since they play roles in pretty much every biogeochemical cycle, not to mention being the most abundant lifeforms with the most biochemical innovation of any on the planet, this really should come as no surprise.
 
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