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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)

Can bacteria get a virus?

Yes- Bacterial viruses are called bacteriophages. Some examples are T4 and T7 phages. They are complex DNA viruses that attach themselves to the cell surface and then inject t (MORE)

What attracts bacteria?

sweat attracts bacteria especially in the feet where it has over  250,000 sweat glands, they are attracted to warm places.

Does bacteria eat bacteria?

Some do, yes.   Its not exactly "eating" but a process known as "phagocytosis."
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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)

What are spirilla bacteria?

Spirilla bacteria is a group of bacteria characterized by their spiral or corkscrew type shape. Spirilla are gram-negative aerobic heterotrophic bacteria. They usually prefer (MORE)