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The 'Mount Everest' of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

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The 'Mount Everest' of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

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WASHINGTON: The largest-known bacterium - a vermicelli-shaped organism that was discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and is big enough to be seen with the naked eye - is redefining what is possible for bacteria, Earth's most ancient life form.

That is, in fact, a characteristic of more complex cells which have a membrane-bound nucleus, such as human cells, or animal and plant cells," Volland said.

Discovering this bacterium is like encountering a human being as tall as Mount Everest," said marine biologist Jean-Marie Volland of the U.S.


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Published On: 2022-06-24, 05:41:00

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