Like the start of a horror movie, ancient creatures are emerging from the cold storage of now-melting permafrost: from incredibly preserved extinct megafauna like the woolly rhino, to the 40,000-year-old remains of a giant wolf, and bacteria over 75
When we think of organisms able to conquer and colonize different environments, we tend to place human beings at the top of the list, but the reality is very different: we are no more than mere passing visitors in a world completely governed by an intractable number of microorganisms, among which the most abundant are bacteria.
Bacteria have always been the most abundant organisms on the planet, and since their inception, 160 million years ago, they have been responsible for giving the world the features that have made life possible at more complex levels.
Bacteria are the only beings capable of living in every ecological niche, as they have multiple mechanisms of genetic recombination that give them the capacity for rapid mutation and adaptation to new habitats within an incredibly short period, while any other animal organism would require years. Bacteria have enabled oxygen to accumulate in the atmosphere and nitrogen in the soil, allowing other forms of life to take advantage of these conditions; they have decomposed rock into fertile land, providing ecosystems with the organisms and elements necessary to perpetuate life. The human body, composed of 100 trillion cells, is colonized by a microbiota of 90 billion organisms of 200 different types that live in perpetual balance and without which our lives would be endangered.
The number of bacteria in the universe is incalculable, but it is clear that it verges upon infinity.
The term "microbiota" refers to the community of living organisms in a certain niche, the most commonly found include Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.
Extracted from SECRETS OF INFINITY by editor Antonio Lamua
Why are these Malaysians, PRs and Singaporeans whining about their families in Malaysia. I will ask them this question then. Now you know how it feels to be separated from your families and loved ones while working in another country. How about those from the Philippines, China, India etcs stuck in Singapore. In the past before Covid 19 they only returned home in their own countries once or twice or more in a year. And they need to take a flight to return home whereas you just need to take a bus across to Malaysia and transit wherever from there. Now you know how they feel and it seems they are stronger mentally and physically than you. Now you know how it feels to be away from home for so long so face it or quit your job here and go home. Weak!
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