Bacteria and Archaea in the News

Find an article in the news about bacteria or archaea and provide a summary.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/770540

Although most prokaryotes are harmless, and are actually beneficial to human beings, some can be detrimental to health. This article investigates harmful infections that may originate with bacteria and/or fungus in the soil. Pathogens from the soil may come into contact with humans through direct contact, or through the consumption of contaminated foods. The organism may cause a variety of complications for the host. The range in possible causes and outcomes can be accredited to the diversity of bacteria. It allows different species to thrive in specialized and even harsh environments.

 

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