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  • Antibiotic: a substance that weakens or destroys harmful bacteria inside the bodies of animals.
  • Bacteria: one-celled, microscopic organisms that grow and multiply everywhere on Earth. They can be either useful or harmful to animals... more
  • Prologue: a section before a story or movie that introduces characters and important information.

Original Script and Illustration by Sabine Deviche
Story Behind the Scenes by Conrad Storad
Additional Illustration for Story Behind the Scenes by Gustavo Castaneda

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Prologue

You may already know that some bacteria can make you sick. Unlike the bacteria that cause diseases and infections, most of the bacteria inside you right now are harmless and live peacefully side by side with the cells of your body. These bacteria work together with your cells to keep other unwanted invaders away and to help keep your body running smoothly.

Microbes Character Lineup

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In this story, you will see how good bacteria, antibiotics, and new technologies help keep the bad guys from taking over the body. Many bacteria appear throughout this story. They come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. 

Other Bacteria

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Additional images from Wikimedia via Public Domain (bacteria).

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Bacteria are very small, single celled organisms that live all around us and inside of us.

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bacteria

Bacteria are very small, single celled organisms that live all around us and inside of us.

book icon” title=“book icon Microbes

Story Behind the Scenes

 

For Teachers

Download comic as PDF packet
or
Get a MagCloud version for print or iPad

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.