Answer to Question #13414 in Biochemistry for abinaya
what are the microbes used for medicine?
Microbes are tiny organisms that cannot be seen by the human eye. Some of the toxins a bacteria produces can actually be of help at the specific bacterias for that are cultivated in a nourishing mixture and the toxins are distilled out. These toxins can be put in medicine afterwards and can help to cure various illnesses, even kill off other germs we don't want in our systems. Bacteria can also be "killed off" or "disabled" and injected into our bodies to form an response from our immune system. This is done in various Vaccines. When the body afterwards encounter the real thing, it already know what the bacteria looks like and kills it off swiftly so that we don't get ill (or as ill as we could have become)