Scientists find proof of lower size limit of life in ultra-small bacteria

March 3, 2015 6:03 AM

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Scientists at UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have photographed the first detailed microscopy of ultra-small bacteria, proving the existence of a lower size limit of life.

Before the researchers’ discovery, scientists had long debated the existence of ultra-small bacteria, with the smallest bacteria known to be about 0.25 microns in diameter. UC Berkeley researchers, who published their findings in February, have captured evidence of even smaller minimal cells of 0.1 ...

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