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What are two characteristics that have helped bacteria survive on earth for so long?

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mhscolorguard... | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 5, 2008 at 7:38 AM via web

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What are two characteristics that have helped bacteria survive on earth for so long?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 5, 2008 at 7:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Bacteria have thrived for billions of years because they can adapt to many different conditions, and because of their skill at reproduction (they breed quickly).

 

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM (Answer #2)

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They reproduce very quickly and have the ability to adapt very fast.

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taangerine | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:42 AM (Answer #3)

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Two characteristics that helped bacteria survive on Earth for so long is that they can adapt to many different environments and how fast they can reproduce. Bacteria can basically live anywhere, and reproduce as a really fast pace. 

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM (Answer #4)

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 Bacteria can live anywhere, and reproduce really fast. 

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