Scientist reveal smallest form of life ever seen

March 4, 2015 3:21 PM

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They're called "ultra-small bacteria," but "ultra-small" doesn't seem to do them justice. Instead, try "about as small as life can get," write researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

They managed to capture the first-ever image of such an organism, no small feat given that the cells have an average volume of 0.009 cubic microns.

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