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New bacterium roughly the size, shape of an eyelash smashes size record

New bacterium roughly the size, shape of an eyelash smashes size record

Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica, discovered in the French Caribbean mangroves is a member of the genus Thiomargarita.”/> Enlarge / The bacteria, Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica, discovered in the French Caribbean mangroves is a member of the genus Thiomargarita. Tomas Tyml Clinging to sunken debris in shallow, marine mangrove forests in the French Caribbean, tiny thread-like organisms—perfectly visible …

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World's largest bacterium discovered is the size of a human eyelash

World’s largest bacterium discovered is the size of a human eyelash

A newly discovered bacterium that is large enough to be visible to the naked eye, and resembles the shape and size of an eyelash, has been found in Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Thiomargarita magnifica — a reference to its exceptional size — has an …

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