deviation – Visible to the naked eye, Thiomargarita magnifica has a completely new internal structure.
By definition, microbes can be observed… under a microscope. But you always need exceptions to confirm the rule and bacteria Thiomargarita magnifica It is a very big exception. This bacterium discovered in Guadeloupe is simply the largest known to date: it has the peculiarity of being visible to the naked eye! “To give you an idea of what this represents in terms of the difference in size compared to other bacteria, it’s a bit like a human-to-human crossing as high as Mount Everest.”explains Jean-Marie Foland, a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California) who co-authored the publication dedicated to: T. Magnifica Published in the magazine Science . Aside from their unusual size, bacteria also revealed a unique internal structure that opens up new horizons in the world of bacteriology.
To reach these discoveries, the road was particularly long. “It all started in 2009 when I noticed…
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