Interesting Facts About Microbiology

By Team TNV

Microbiology is a subfield of biology that concerns itself with the study of microscopic organisms or it is the study of microorganisms or microbes. Its further divided by specialization in the studies of viruses, fungi and algae, parasites, nematodes, and bacteria.

Well did you know that, the human body has more microbes than there are human cells?. In fact, microbes are ten times more than the number of human cells in a living human being.

Mycoplasmas are the smallest known bacteria.

Well surprisingly we are born free of bacteria. With all these bacteria living inside, it seems natural that humans would just be born with them but according to research people are born without bacteria, and acquire them in the first few years of life.

The human mouth has approximately 500 bacteria species.

The largest bacteria can be viewed with the naked eye, This bacterium is also known as the ‘sulfur pearl of Namibia’ and is found in the Ocean.

Half of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by microbes.

Microbes are small but not simple. They have complex structures, processes and behaviors like other animals. Life on earth cannot be sustained without microbes.

It is true that there are microbes everywhere but not all microbes are everywhere. But Bacteria can be good or bad for the health of humans. 

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