First Images of What May Be Smallest Bacteria on Earth

Nature World: Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of what may be the smallest bacteria on Earth, according to a new study. It has been debated for the last two decades whether or not ultra-small bacteria exist, and until now scientists have been unsuccessful in obtaining a comprehensive electron microscopy and DNA-based description of the microbes. Described in the journal Nature Communications, the new bacteria have an average volume of 0.009 cubic microns. They are so small that......

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