The impact of bacteria in life

Theimpact of bacteria in life

Bacteriaare eukaryotic microscopic organisms, whose cell structure is verydiverse from that of other kingdoms. Bacteria have been classifiedinto different categories depending on their shape and morphologicalstructures. The essay tries to elaborate the vital role that bacteriaplay in shaping the ecology of our planet. It explains how somebacteria make their food while others do not and how some bacteriacause diseases while many others are friendly. Bacteria have alsobeen used in the development of the vaccine and also in fightingpollution (Fitter, 123-126).

Howmight bacterial interaction with each other and other organisms’impact life?

Bacteriainteraction with each other

Thebacterial interaction with each other has played a key role in thedigestive tract of humans and birds. They have acted as probiotics.This way they have been able to reduce infection in the system of thehost. Some of the bacteria include Bacillussubtillis.

Thebacterial interaction has also been useful in food processing. Forexample, lactobacillushas been used in the production of yoghurt. Normally, preferredbacteria must be friendly with the human’s digestive tract.

Bacterialinteraction with other organisms

Thebacterial-Fungal interaction has played a crucial role in differentfields. For example, the interaction has helped to treat cysticfibrosis patients and human oral cavity. The interaction has alsobeen used in the production of food such as cheese, wine, tempeh, andsourdough. The bacteria- Fungal interaction has also helped inbioremediation (restoration of the polluted environment usingbiological means (organisms)).

Thesecond most intimate level of bacterial-Fungal interaction is in themixed biofilms. The arrangement differs from diverse communities, as,in biofilm, microbes form structured communities held together by anextracellular matrix of microorganism (Fitter, 126-132). Thebacterial-Fungal biofilm structures are an area of considerableinterest in a clinical context owing to their prevalence in certaininfections.


Fitter,A. H., and J. Garbaye. &quotInteractions between mycorrhizal fungiand other soil organisms.&quot&nbspPlantand soil&nbsp159.1(1994): 123-132.