Question by  lacquer (15)

What are some of the helpful bacteria?


Answer by  jwood (18)

Microorganisms called gut flora, which can be found in the digestive tract include bacteria from the generas Bacteroides, Clostridium, Fusobacterium, Eubacterium, Ruminococcus, Peptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, Bifidobacterium, Escherichia and Lactobacillus. Bacteria from the genus Bacteroides makes up about 30% of bacteria in the gut. Over 99% of the bacteria in the gut are anaerobes.


Answer by  superchikka (6)

Lactobacillus acidophilus colonize the female genitals and protect against yeast infections by secreting lactic acid. They also are used to ferment milk to yogurt! many strains of Eshcerichia coli (E. coli) can bevery helpful in digesting food in your intestine, and take up space to block harmful bacteria.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

The most well-known one is lactobacillus. There are other helpful bacteria but are extremely numerous to name. Most live either in the gut in humans or live in scientific labs. The new front in technology is using genetically modified bacteria , especially e. coli, to create products such as insulin and other medical products.


Answer by  medstudent (20)

Bacteria that benefit one part of the human body can be harmful to other organs. For example, E. coli is helpful in the intestines, but harmful if ingested.


Answer by  HH (404)

Lactobacillus, Lactococcus and Streptococcus species for dairy and sour dough, Acetobacter for vinegar, Streptomyces species for antibiotics such as tetracycline, Rhizobim spp. as symbionts of plants to increase crop yields, Thiobacillus spp for metal ore mining, cyanobacteria for global oxygen production (>50% of all O2) and Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species on the skin that prevent pathogens to establish. Too many.

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