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Bacteria- The Good and Bad

-Good for the envorment -Bad for people
Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
-Consume nitrogen form air and change its form so plants can use it
-Nitrogen is an essential chemical for all organisims because it contains proteins and DNA
-Plants need nitrogen in order to grow properly
Decomposing Bacteria
-Break down dead organic matter to make nutrients avalibe to living things
-Bacteria and other microorganisims used to change pollutants into harmless chemicals
-Medicines that kill or slow the growth of bacteria and other microorganisims
-A substance produced by the body to properly ise sugars and other carbohydrates
Pathogenic Bacteria
-Bacteria that invade a host organism and obtain the nutrients they need from the hosts cell
-Can damage or destroy the cell