Wolbachia bacteria infect a wide variety of arthropods (such as insects, spiders, crustaceans) and nematodes. Wolbachia is a symbiotic bacterium that lives inside the cells of its host. It mainly affects and manipulates the reproductive tissues – testes and ovaries of the host. Applications of Wolbachia bacteria hold great potential for human benefits.
Scientists unveiled that the smell of rain is called petrichor and it is due to a chemical called geosmin, produced by streptomyces bacteria found in the soil.