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What are bacteria?

Bacteria (plural of bacterium) are microscopicsingle-celled organisms (prokaryotes) that reproduce by binary fission, i.e. one cell splits into two, the two cells split into f (MORE)
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Where do bacteria get their food from?

EXTRACELLULAR DIGESTION Bacteria ( and fungi) consume food by excreting enzymes that digest the food material outside of the bacteria. The result is small(ish) molecule ( co (MORE)
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Can bacteria kill you?

Yes, bacteria can kill you. There are many deadly bacterial diseases, including pneumonia, staphlycoccus (The Staph Infection), and many more.
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Does bacteria eat bacteria?

Some do, yes.   Its not exactly "eating" but a process known as "phagocytosis."
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How does bacteria divide?

Most bacteria divides itself by cloning itself in the body cells. This process is called binary fission.
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Do bacteria eat other bacteria?

Bacteria do eat other bacteria, using mechanisms such as phagocytosis and endocytosis. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a kind of bacteria which feeds on other bacteria. It i (MORE)
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What does bacteria do?

Bacteria is a decomposer that will break down dead or decaying  animal and plant matter. Bacteria can also cause infection in  humans.   Bacteria is a single celled orga (MORE)

Do bacteria kill other bacteria?

yes, it depends on the species of the bacteria. Some bacteria can produce toxin to inhibit the growth or kill the other bacteria if the bacteria doesn't have the specific anti (MORE)

Why was bacteria named bacteria?

The term bacteria was devised in the 19th century by the German botanist Ferdinand Cohn (1828-98) who based it on the Greek bakterion meaning a small rod or staff, a simple de (MORE)