Scientists discover "Mount Everest" of bacteria in Caribbean swamps  BreakingNews.ie

Scientists discover “Mount Everest” of bacteria in Caribbean swamps BreakingNews.ie

The largest known bacterium – a vermicelli-shaped organism discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and large enough to be seen with the naked eye – redefines what is possible for bacteria, the earth’s oldest life form. Researchers said on Thursday that the bacterium, called Thiomargarita magnifica, is remarkable not only for its size …

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