Why I love Microbes

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Presenter: Richard Roberts

Published: July 2014

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 886 views

Tags: bacteria;virus;microbe;bug

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Lindau-Nobel


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We live in a fascinating world surrounded by life. Much of that life is clearly visible like the plants and animals that we see every day. However, far more is invisible to the naked eye and it is to this realm, the microscopic world, that I will take you. These unseen bugs can be friends such as the Bifidobacteria that we find in yoghurt or they can be our deadly foes such as Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that caused the Black Death and decimated Europe in the Middle Ages. This unseen world is fascinating and is far richer and more complicated than the macroscopic world of elephants and giraffes.

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