Bacteria is often associated with “dirty” microbes. When we hear of bacteria we usually expect the translation of it as “bad for you”. But, let me tell you, that is not what you will hear this month.

Bacteria is:

any of a group of microscopic organisms that are prokaryotic, i.e.,that lack a membrane-bound nucleus and organelles. They are unicellular (one-celled) and may have spherical (coccus), rodlike (bacillus), or curved (vibrio, spirillum, or spirochete) bodies.1

The truth is, bacteria is not just another germ in the world of uncleanness. No, bacteria is an essential part of everyday life and helps you live.

“How?” You may ask.

Before I can answer that question we must first understand the structure and attitude of bacteria. We must know what it looks like and how it works.



1 “bacteria.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Deluxe Edition. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, 2012.