Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti Southwest, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Olugbenga Daramola, Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti Southwest, Nigeria.
Received: February 04, 2020; Published: February 10, 2020
Just like the irony of Alexander Fleming’s discovery roughly a century ago in 1928 at St Mary’s Hospital, London  some friendly microorganisms being able to produce antimicrobial substances that destroy ‘fellow microbes’ that are harmful to humans- ironically, bacteria some are helpful to humans in the production or industrial processing of certain food, beverages, wines etc, whereas, some microbes spoil and ruin food for humankind, while some even cause diseases when they find their way into drinks and foods .
Bacteria or microorganisms that cause diseases or whose activities negatively affect humans are summarily insignificant compared to the total population of all known and yet-to-be known microbes. While the vast majority of all known and yet-to-be known microbes are neither beneficial nor harmful to man, some are of tremendous industrial and economic value to humanity.
Citation: Olugbenga Daramola. “Bacteria that are Associated with Food". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.3 (2020): 01-03.
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