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Inside your steamy, warm mouth, a community of tiny organisms is hanging out, grabbing a snack, and--in some cases--rotting your teeth. Scientists have now sequenced the genome of one possible cavity causer, a bacterium known as Bifidobacterium dentium. This little bugger is so successful, its genes reveal, because it can metabolize a wide range of sugars, survive in an acidic environment, and even resist your attempts to murder it with mouthwash.

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      NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,cavity,dental,dentium,tooth,mouth,teeth,Life Science,oral,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722020512667T

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