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

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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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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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