In this article we are going to list the 5 fastest growing organisms in the world. For a detailed coverage of this topic and a more comprehensive list please take a look at the 15 fastest growing organisms in the world.
5. E. coli
Scientific Name: Escherichia coli
Growth Rate: Doubles every 20 minutes
This bacteria is found most commonly in the intestines of people and animal, though they also grow on other surfaces in the environment as well as on food. The fast growing bacteria is usually harmless, with only certain strains which produce toxins causing conditions such as diarrhoea and dehydration.