A human mouth contains over 20 billion bacteria that reproduce roughly every five
hours. That means if someone doesn’t brush their teeth for 24 hours, they will have
over 100 billion bacteria living in their mouth!
Plum pox is a devastating viral disease that threatens Niagara’s stone fruit industry. The disease is caused by the plum pox virus (PPV) of the genus Potyvirus. Plants that are susceptible to PPV include peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots.
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of the blood that develops in the plasma cells in bone marrow. Plasma cells assist the immune system by producing antibody proteins as a response to bacterial infections.