A symbiotic relationship is one in which both sides benefit from each other. Obligate symbiosis is when the two sides cannot survive without one another. These relationships exist in the worm bin between the various consumers. There is also a symbiotic relationship between worms and the bacteria that reside inside them.
If worms find a benefit from the symbiotic relationship with bacteria, what might the potential be for the same relationship to exist with humans and bacteria? What processes do bacteria assist us with on a daily basis? What can we do to promote that symbiosis? And what happens if there is a breakdown in that relationship between us and our bacterial friends?
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