Newly imaged bacteria is as small as life can get

March 2, 2015 5:31 PM

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Newly imaged bacteria is as small as life can get

Researchers at Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have captured detailed images of the micro-bacteria. The images, produced by high-powered microscopes, detail what scientists say is an example of life at its smallest state.

"These newly described ultra-small bacteria are an example of a subset of the microbial life on earth that we know almost nothing about," researcher Jill Banfield, an Earth and planetary science professor at Berkeley, explained in a press release. "They're enigmatic."

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