• Giant bacteria found in Guadeloupe mangroves challenge traditional concepts

    10 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers describe the morphological and genomic features of a ''macro' microbe' - a giant filamentous bacterium composed of a single cell discovered in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. Using various microscopy techniques, the team also observed novel, membrane-bound compartments that contain DNA clusters dubbed 'pepins.'
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  • Giant Bacteria Found in Guadeloupe Mangroves Challenge Traditional Concepts

    Giant Bacteria Found in Guadeloupe Mangroves Challenge Traditional Concepts

    10 days ago - By News Center

    Artistic rendering of Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica with dime. (Credit: Mangrove photo by Pierre Yves Pascal; Illustration by Susan Brand/Berkeley Lab)
    - By Massie S. Ballon
    At first glance, the slightly murky waters in the tube look like a scoop of stormwater, complete with leaves, debris, and even lighter threads in the mix. But in the Petri dish, the thin vermicelli-like threads floating delicately above the leaf debris are revealed to be single bacterial cells, visible to the naked eye.
    Single filament of Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica
    The unusual size is notable because bacteria aren't...
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