We have a deep and long-term relationship with bacteria as our bodies, inside and out are swarming with these tiny microscopic cells. Some are friends others are foes. Which are the good guys and which types would do us harm? Find out in this guide to the relationships between bacteria and humans.
Acinetobacter bacteria are a hazard for hospital patients, especially military personnel who have been injured. Those who are being treated in the intensive care ward of the hospital and the severely ill are also at risk.
The fungus kingdom contains an enormous variety of fungal types and it has been estimated that there are anywhere between 1.5 and 2 million species. Some cause disease, others provide food, and certain fungal compounds can be made into antibiotics. Find out more in this article.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium that can cause Mycoplasma pneumonia, a form of pneumonia. It was once thought of as a simple organism, but a studies of its genome and proteome have revealed that it is much more complex and sophisticated than previously thought.