But for microbes, you and I would not exist: if they were not still around in sufficient numbers, we would not remain here long. They play a large part in predigesting and digesting our foods; we all know about our intestinal flora of bacteria, and most of us have an idea of fermentations such as those connected with cheese manufacture, yoghurt, and the production of alcohol. In Japan, and other eastern countries, marine bacteria and fungi play a large part in the partial fermentation of seaweed and fish products. Microbes are important to us wherever they occur.
KeywordsDiatomaceous Earth Marine Bacterium Coliform Bacterium Coliform Count Cheese Manufacture
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