Why study microbes?
Microbes live in our bodies as indigenous microflora, they can also cause disease. They have an important role in our ecosystem producing more oxygen than plants do and decomposing material. Understanding microbes shows us their importance in the world, how they help our bodies function or how they infect us and lastly it enables industry to create cures for diseases, manufacture certain foods or beverages. Microbes are used in agricultural, medical, pharmeceutical, forensic and scientific industries.