Published December 31, 2004
by Pepin Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
1 Review. Bacteria are microscopic organisms with a cell structure that is very different from that of the other kingdoms. Traditionally classified according to their shape, scientists now use DNA studies to refine the groupings of bacteria. This book examines bacteria that are found in virtually every environmentincluding those that are characterized by extreme heat, cold, and depthand, of course, bacteria 4/5(1). This book is all about bacteria and other microorganisms. It’s aimed at children, aged around 8 upwards. It hopes to inspire youngsters about science, whilst appealing to their love of the gross and downright disgusting. The book’s tagline is “Gross germs, vile viruses and funky fungi.”. Their body forms have fascinated scientists and people who have seen images of them for over a century. Christian has helped bring these organisms to life in a book. Apart from the pictures, the other thing that came out of this book for me is the fact that plankton produce half the oxygen in the atmosphere. That’s right. By the time a child can crawl, he has been blanketed by an enormous, unseen cloud of microorganisms--a hundred trillion or more. They are bacteria, mostly, but also viruses and fungi (including a variety of yeasts), and they come at us from all directions: other people, food, furniture, clothing, cars, buildings, trees, pets, even the air we breathe.
The Bad Bug Book chapters about pathogenic bacteria are divided into two main groups, based on the structure of the microbes’ cell wall: Gram negative and Gram positive. A few new chapters have. bacteria (singular: bacterium) Single-celled organisms. These dwell nearly everywhere on Earth, from the bottom of the sea to inside other living organisms (such as plants and animals). bacterial Having to do with bacteria, single-celled organisms. These dwell nearly everywhere on Earth, from the bottom of the sea to inside animals. Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that exist in their millions, in every environment, both inside and outside other organisms. Some bacteria are harmful, but most serve a useful. Bacteria are found in every habitat on Earth: soil, rock, oceans and even arctic snow. Some live in or on other organisms including plants and animals including humans. There are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body. A lot of these bacterial cells are found lining the digestive system.
Buy Bacteria: And Other Micro Organisms by Pepin Press (Creator) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Bacteria are small, single-celled organisms that occur in almost any natural environment. Common bacteria are too small to be seen individually without the aid of a microscope. Bacteria can multiply to form groups or colonies on a food source. After a sufficient number of replication cycles a colony of bacteria can be seen with the naked eye. A few other organisms, such as Lactobacillus casei and Streptococcus faecalis, can cause fissure decay in germ-free rats. These three organisms are all relatively aciduric compared to other plaque bacteria; that is, they not only produce acids, but they are relatively resistant to the resulting low pH caused by acid accumulation. Like other complex ecosystems, the intestinal microflora is relatively stable over time, maintaining roughly constant numbers and types of bacteria in each area of the bowel. The stability of normal flora both discourages infection by exogenous pathogens and Cited by: