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Unformatted text preview: Have great affect on human health (medicine/infection) o Billions in our body; 500 Species in our mouth alone Bacteria cleans up pollution that CANT be broken down in Water (universal solvent); helps prevents toxins Bioremediation: Use of Prokaryotes & Bacteria to degenerate pollution Ex) Fertilization of toxic sites; live & feeds off toxins. Enzymes are more involved Cyanobacteria: Bacteria producing oxygen through cynthesis o Changed Earths atmosphere o Dominant in marine & fresh water environments Nitrogen Needed for protein synthesis & nucleic acid, organism cannot use it directly; bacteria converts it to NH 3 (ammonia); without Nitrgoen, a fraction of life would exist Nitrate Pollution can cause decrease in Oxygen causing Anaerobic, Dead Zones caused by Nitrates (NO 2 ) or (NO 3 ) Soluble in H 2 O; causes run-off Pathogenic: Disease causing Bacteria o NOTE: No Archaea are Pathogenic...
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