Abstract

Microbes live all around us: in the soil we grow our food in, in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and even inside our bodies. These microbes are often thought of in a negative light, for example, as a causative agent of sickness and food spoilage. However, the reality is that microbes are essential for life and play key roles in the ecology of natural environments, as well as in many biotechnological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages60-63
Number of pages4
Volume45
No.2
Specialist publicationMicrobiology Today
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology

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