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Termites primarily feed on wooden substances. As the wood contains cellulose and the termites cannot digest them, they take the help of bacteria called "Trichonympha". This bacterium assists in digestion of cellulose in termites. This type of relation between the bacterum and the termites is called as Symbiosis. This is a type of relation in which both of the participating organisms get mutually benefited. In this context termites get their food digested and the bacteria receive food and shelter in the gut of termites.
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What is needed for growth of bacteria?

they eat, grow and didvide.. Bacteria will divide every 20 minutes, in a perfect growing environment. This kind of exponential growth has the potential to be very deadly, very quickly, as bacteria kill their host cell within the human body. Luckily, bacteria hit their carrying capacity in the human (MORE)

What does bacteria need to grow?

All bacteria require a steady supply of some form of nutrients, though it may differ wildly from species to species. Phototrophic bacteria use photosynthesis, chemoautotrophs use chemicals. Some bacteria (aerobes) need oxygen, while others (anaerobes) will die immediately if exposed. Temperature req (MORE)

Why does a forest need bacteria?

I'm sure that there are many reasons that a forest needs bacteria. I can think of one reason. Leaf litter. Without the micro bacteria that cause decomposition of leaves on the forest floor, the leaves would never decompose.. I suppose other dead organisms would never deteriorate either, like dead b (MORE)

What is a termite?

a type of insect which can be a pest to wooden houses as it eats them up.

What bacteria need to divide?

There are four main conditions that bacteria need to divide. Theseare warmth, food, time and moisture. Many bacteria can growstraight away given the right conditions.

Which bacteria need no oxygen?

Microbes or bacteria that grow in an anaerobic environment don't need oxygen. They cannot generate energy through aerobic respiration and must employ fermentation or anaerobic respiration for this purpose. They can be:. FACULTATIVE ANAEROBES: do not require oxygen for growth, but grow better in it (MORE)

Why do you get termites?

Subterranean termites live in colonies underground. The workers travel up top side to find wood cellulose to feed the colony.Termites are blind and don't know what wood to eat. They just search until they bump into wood and then they feed on it and take it back to feed the colony. If a termite worke (MORE)

Why do you need to stain bacteria?

The purpose of staining is: 1) - stains make microbes stand out against the background. 2) - helps investigators group major categories 3) - helps to distinguish parts of a cell.

What are needed to grow bacteria?

Bacteria is a living organism , so it needs common "life behold" things such as air, food, and a living environment. "They" , so to speak, like to be kept in a warm, moist place. Also they tend to "enjoy" (grow better) in things that also have sugar and organic matter.

What temperature does bacteria need to grow?

Most bacteria develop rapidly between 20 and 40 °C. Those that are pathogenic to humans are normally cultivated around body temperature, 37 ±3 °C for fast analysis. Most bacteria stop growing at temperatures close to 0 °C. Also most bacteria die at about 70 °C, but there are pathoge (MORE)

Does bacteria need water?

Yes, bacteria needs water, it also needs food, air, waste disposal, warm and moist temperature, and reproduction.

Why do you need bacteria?

Some bacteria synthesize vitamins that your body cannot. A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli , for example, synthesizes vitamin K, used in clotting. Bacteria help properly digest food, extracting precious nutrients which your body then uses. Harmful bacteria is often killed by the good bacteria, kno (MORE)

Do humans need bacteria?

Yes they do. Bacteria is not always harmful. Some bacteria helps the body maintain homeostasis.

Does Phytophthora bacteria need oxygen?

Two errors in this question: 1. bacteria is plural, hence "Do ...bacteria..." would be correct. 2. Phytophthora is not a bacterium, but a eukaryote. And yes, they need oxygen.

Do prokaryotic bacteria need oxygen?

It depends on the bacteria. Cyanobacteria are a good example of a bacteria that can. There are obligate anaerobes, obligate aerobes, and organisms that can live with or without it.

Do you really need a termite inspection on a home before buying?

No you don't REALLY need one but its best since you really don't want to wake up with termites all over you!!! the thing is its a new house and you really don't know TONS about it so i WOULD recommend it. : ) * I would really recommend doing an ordinary termite inspection before you plan to do any (MORE)

Why does bacteria need food?

Bacteria are actually living organisms. Like people or animals, they can't make their own food, like plants, so they consume food from outside sources.

Why does bacteria need water?

Bacteria needs water to complete its bodily processes such asexcreting waste. Without water the waste would stay in the cell andkill the bacteria.

Why don't bacteria need telomeres?

because it has its own modification and restriction system which prevents its own DNA from degradation as telomeres are mainly responsible to protect the DNA from exonuclease activity of DNase.

Where do bacteria get the energy they need from?

Same as we: from things they eat. That would be chemical energy. Same as we: from things they eat. That would be chemical energy. Same as we: from things they eat. That would be chemical energy. Same as we: from things they eat. That would be chemical energy.

Why do you need bacteria even if its harmful?

Firstly: Not all bacteria are harmful. Some bacteria, such as those found naturally in our stomachs, intestines, etc actually help us to break down and digest the food that we eat. If all the bacteria on the earth disappeared today, we would all die, that is how extremely important bacteria is to (MORE)

Do bacteria need nitrogen?

No, bacteria does not need nitrogen, but only bacteria is capableof fixing nitogen into the usable form.

Does bacteria need a host cell?

No. A virus does, because it's no living organism itself. A bacteria is a cell and does not need another cell to reproduce. Check google with bacteria vs. Virus:)

What material do you need to grow bacteria?

Agar with a nutrient suitable for the desired bacteria. If you need to count them, then a reagent is needed too, that one can see a difference on the agar plate where bacteria colonies have grown. To apply the sample, you need sterile equipment to dilute it to desired concentration and a spatula (MORE)

Why bacteria need proteins?

Not only bacteria, also fungi, algae, plants, animals and human need proteins. Bacteria do carry out metabolic process, reproduction, motility and other life processes, hence they need proteins. In case of human, not all the amino acids can be synthesized by our cell, so we consume protein diet to a (MORE)

Why do bacteria need carbohydrates?

bacteria need a carbohydrate energy source to act as a fuel for respiration- glucose + oxygen = carbon dioxide + water (+ ATP energy). bacteria need to respire to allow them to grow in large numbers so that you are able to see the colony as a whole (when growing them in a lab).

What do anaerobic bacteria need?

In humans, this type of bacteria is most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. It plays a role in conditions such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, and perforation of the bowel. Anaerobic bacteria often grow within the body when the gums, skin, or intestinal wall is damaged by injury, disea (MORE)

Why do you think soil needs bacteria?

Bacteria serve many functions in soil. Some bacteria break down the organic material that is the remains or wastes of living things. Soil bacteria help reduce these to smaller and smaller bits that can then be eaten or absorbed by other living things such as earthworms that further digest and proces (MORE)

Do you need a monthly termite service in AZ or is a yearly service ok?

In my professional opinion based on my 30 years exp, I would not go with any kind of a termite monthly service. A monthly pest service does have value. Termites are just an add on where termites are "monitored" You can have that done by a BR2 that sprays your house for everything else or do it yours (MORE)

Why don't bacteria need nitrogen?

Bacteria are extremely simple organisms. Most bacteria are a single cell, and are supported perfectly by sunlight alone. Some kinds of bacteria can live deep underwater, or encased in thousands of tons of rock. Some can even live in space. Overall bacteria do not need oxygen/nitrogen for any reason, (MORE)

What is the need of staining bacteria?

When you look at bacteria through a microscope, it is hard to see much in the way of the different parts of them. By adding a certain stain, like methylene blue, it makes the different parts of the bacteria show right up.

Why does humans need soil bacteria?

Humans need soil bacteria in order to help beak down some types of food. 1 type of food that requires minor amounts of soil bacteria is monkey meat although not common in the western world monkey is popular within mid-asia countries and since monkey's eat food like berries they can get some diseases (MORE)

Does bacteria need air to survie?

The bacteria are labeled as two groups, those that need air to survive and those that do not need air to survive. The bacteria that needs the air for survival is called aerobic and the bacteria that does not need air to survive is referred to as anaerobic.

Why is there need to fix the bacteria to the slide?

Fixing kills the specimen and preserves the structures. It alsoprepares the specimen for staining. There is no one single methodto fix a specimen, too much depends on the nature of the specimenitself and on the subsequent preparation steps.