Not all bacteria are our mortal enemies. Some are our friends and, yes, we have been known to go on amazing adventures with them. They're not as cute as talking ponies, but they help out in pretty cool ways. Let's see just how well you know the world of "good" bacteria.
Question 1 of 10
Bacteria love you. After all, would they live inside you if they didn't? See if you can guess how many bacteria reside in the average human's gut.
Question 2 of 10
Dead bacteria have to go somewhere. Care to guess how much space they take up in the average person's bowel movement?
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following does NOT come from helpful bacteria?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following medical products does NOT benefit from bacteria?
Question 5 of 10
One all-star type of bacteria has proven itself quite a friend to scientific research. Which one can be adapted to detect both landmines and oil spills?
Question 6 of 10
The bacteria species Alcanivorax borkumensis continues to excite scientists due to its consumption of which substance?
Question 7 of 10
How do Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria in Bt insecticides kill their targets?
Question 8 of 10
Ancient cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, helped shape our planet, raising the level of _____________.
Question 9 of 10
Bacteria thrive in neighborhoods that humans wouldn't dream of moving to. Which one is totally made up?
Question 10 of 10