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Web Site of the Week: Bacteria Museum

Who knew that bacteria had their own virtual museum?  Here, visitors will “learn that not all bacteria are harmful, how they are used in industry, that they belong to the oldest living creatures on Earth”, and many more interesting facts to discover about the diverse world of bacteria.  The “Bacterial Species Files” tab at the top of the page, allows visitors to look up information on 40 different specific bacteria, from Anthrax to Yersinia enterocolitica.  The information provided for each bacterium includes photographs, consumer guides, fact sheets, and scientific links. Visitors will find that the “Main Exhibits” tab addresses the basics about bacteria, as well as “Pathogenic Bacteria”, “Evolution”, “How We Fight Bacteria”, and “Food and Water Safety”.  Visitors will surely enjoy the “Good Bacteria in Food” link found in the Food and Water Safety section, as it explains how some foods benefit from good bacteria, such as Swiss cheese, sausage, sauerkraut, chocolate, and coffee. [KMG]

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