• Bacteria 5000 Times Larger Than Usual Found

    7 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    When you encounter a single-cell bacteria visible to the naked eye, you know there's something very uncommon going on. That's what biologist Jean Marrie Volland experienced when he stumbled upon this bacteria specie that can be 20mm big! (the image above is an artistic rendering, Mangrove photo by Pierre Yves Pascal; Illustration by Susan Brand/Berkeley Lab) It turns out that these bacteria from Guadeloupe were spotted before by another researcher. Guadeloupe is a French territory located not far from Puerto Rico. Unsurprisingly, such mega bacteria come from a tropical area as it's where I...
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