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What are Bacteria?


Bacteria are tiny organisms consisting of one single cell. They reproduce approximately every twenty minutes by dividing in two. That means that overnight, one bacterial cell can yield over one billion new bacteria. See the SMAC report for more details. Bacteria are very small organisms and range in size but on average the thickness of a human hair is about 100 times the size of a bacterial cell. See the Bug Investigators website for more information.


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Date of Posting: 08/01/2003
Date of next Review: 13/01/2005


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