• Bacterium discovery helps to solve the puzzle of what factors limit cell size

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    On sunken leaves in the waters of a Caribbean mangrove swamp, researchers discovered a bacterium that challenges the prevailing view of bacterial cell size; counter to the notion that microbes are only visible with a microscope, this one - named Thiomargarita magnifica - is larger than all other known giant bacteria by ~50-fold, and can be seen by the naked eye, the study's authors say.
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