Microbiolgy: Interesting facts

So I was going to post my notes from today, but I saw that someone already did that. I decided to write two interesting facts that I learned today.

1. The dead sea is not really dead!
Archaea: prokaryotes that are thought to have not changed much for billions of years actually live there.

2. Archaea probably can't make us sick because our bodies have a homeostatic balance where we have a certain temperature and PH level. We remain in balance. The reason archaea would prefer to stay away from us is because they like to live in extreme environments —> Either really really hot areas or really really cold areas.

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