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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 | TA , 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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