Square bacteria

Arnoud van den Heuvel
November 14th 2006

squarebacteria

In 1980 they were discovered: square bacteria. The bacteria are the most numerous type of cell found in salt lakes and are believed to be responsible for their characteristic red colour. Unusually, they are perfectly square in shape, appearing like small tiles when viewed under the microscope.

Though the discovery was made decades ago, scientists found it extremely difficult to grow these bacteria in a lab to be able to study them. In 2004 they succeeded! Will we hear from them again in the next nature?
news-medical.net

Share your thoughts and join the technology debate!

Be the first to comment

What is your view on the coronavirus?


Ine Geevers: #YesNaturally was about co-evolution and partnership. How to become friends with o.a. bacteria, microbes and viruses. Because yes, they can be deadly and vital at the same time.

Comment
Already a member? Login.