Microbiology The world of the XXI century consists of different microbes than a century ago?
The world of the XXI century consists of different microbes than a century ago? What is the reason for this?
The world is evolving, and microbes are changing too. This is due to many processes, technologies, the development of antibiotics, which change the structure of the microbial community everywhere, including on agricultural farms, vegetable growing is developing, various pesticides, insecticides, fungicides that determine whether there is mold on the apple that got into your mouth, or there are no these moldy fungi. This is due to globalization. We can quickly transport huge shipments of products over long distances. For example, many people eat Moroccan tangerines, and a couple of centuries ago it would have been simply impossible, and all the microbes are simply mixed, distributed over long distances. Technologies are developing and microbes are developing too.
@ekaterina-gribacheva is it possible to predict the development of microbes somehow?
@antony10 With some probability, of course, we can, but our world is developing rapidly, so there are no guarantees.
@ekaterina-gribacheva in terms of factors I mean: other microbes, environment conditions and etc.