How Does Archaebacteria Harm Humans?


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Archaebacteria are considered non-pathogenic. This means they do not harm or affect their host organism in a negative way.

Archaebacteria can be found in many different environments, and the most common form found in humans is Methanobrevibacter smithii.

Luckily, it is completely harmless!

Can archaebacteria harm humans?
  • Whilst certain bacteria and viruses that live in the human body cause illness and disease, archaebacteria don't affect us that way.
  • They survive through techniques such as mutualism: where both the host and parasite benefit, and commensalism: Which is only an advantage to the parasite.
  • Interestingly, until 1977, scientists didn't even know archaebacteria existed. The single-celled organisms were classified under the general term 'bacteria'.
  • In the human body, archaebacteria are most commonly found in the gut, where they aid in the digestion of complex sugars.

They also help your body transform nutrients into energy - and go about their business without harming or bothering us at all!

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