Bacteria And The Human Body

1174 WordsSep 12, 20155 Pages
Bacteria plays an important role in our bodies and in the environment. In the human body, bacteria helps us remain healthy by fighting off infections, aiding in digestion, reinforcing intestinal barrier effects and enhancing intestinal cell health and growth. Not only is bacteria important for our health, but they are also important for the Earth’s environment. In these environments, bacteria plays a pivotal role in helping to keep organisms healthy and to help maintain the balance and control that are needed in these environments. In this research paper, I am going to talk about what bacteria and the many benefits that it offers to every living species that is living on thee Earth. Bacteria are tiny living microorganisms that cannot be…show more content…
Inside of bacteria, there are many cells within them that each form a specific function that helps to aid bacteria. One of these components is the basal body. The basal body helps to anchor the flagellum and allow it to rotate. The capsule is the layer that is located outside of the cell wall and not all bacteria come with this feature. The cell wall is a membrane that is located outside of the cell membrane. Another feature is the bacteria’s DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). The DNA of bacteria contains all of the information that bacteria needs for growth and development and it is located in the cytoplasm. Cytoplasm is a substance that is located inside of the plasma membrane. From the use of the bacteria’s cytoplasm, proteins, amino acids, sugars, nucleotides, salts, vitamins, enzymes, DNA, ribosomes, and the bacteria’s internal structure which are all important to the bacteria’s survival floats around the cell through the use of cytoplasm. The flagellum is an object that bacteria use to help propel themselves through liquid substances. Not all types of bacteria have a flagellum. Only rod shaped bacteria or spiral shaped bacteria have a flagellum. Bacteria spherical (cocci) does not have a flagellum rendering them incapable of movement. Some types of bacteria not only have just one flagellum, in fact some types of bacteria may have multiple flagellums each in different patterns. A single flagellum is
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