Thriving in Aquatic Environments

Most aquatic environments lack a steady supply of nutrients. To thrive in these habitats, bacteria have evolved various mechanisms to maximize nutrient acquisition and retention. This can mean clustering within a sheath that can attach to solid objects in favorable locations, producing extensions called prosthecae that maximize the absorptive surface area, exploiting nutrients provided by other organisms, efficiently moving to more favorable locations, or forming storage granules. ■ storage granules, p. 67

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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