This article provides compelling evidence that points to the need to continue to develop effective antibiotics. The fact that bacteria living in soil for many years have the potential to invade human beings is proof of this necessity. This study cannot be the only one relied upon for evidence however. The sample size used for this study was very small; it only consisted of three strains.
These strains are good examples of how soil dwelling bacteria are able to mutate, thrive and invade the bodies of human beings but they should just be considered a starting point for much more research based on larger samples of soil from around the world. This study applies to the human race in general because of the nature of bacterial infections from human to human. The fact that the world is shrinking gives humans increased opportunities to travel the world which also increases the possibility of contracting a bacterial infection from unfamiliar places and unfamiliar people.