What does a bacterium look like under a microscope?
It depends on the type of bacterium involved. There are various different shapes: rods, cocci, rods connected to each other, cocci connected to each other. The bacillus, for example, looks just like a brick.
Do you personally use probiotics?
Yes. I take Winclove 326 for general intestinal health and to stay fit. I’m happy with how it works and I recommend it to other people. My parents’ cat had intestinal problems and now also gets probiotics!
Do you watch out for bacteria at home?
My studies made me very conscious of where bacteria occur, but I’m not a hygiene freak or anything like that. However, I do throw away meat products on time and I cook chicken thoroughly. I’m very aware of potential food poisoning risks. But most bacteria can be found on everyday objects like keyboards and dishcloths. Research has established that your keyboard is ‘dirtier’ than your toilet. But you don’t need to be too worried about immediately contracting a disease from your keyboard!