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Starving Bacteria

Credit: Masaya Fujita, University of Houston
This photo shows a population of Bacillus subtilis, which is a bacterium commonly found in soil. A recent study by scientists at Rice University and the…Read More »





University of Houston, both in Texas, found that B. subtilis forms a spore when food is scarce.

In this image, non-sporulating cells are dark blue, and cells that have begun spore formation can be seen dividing asymmetrically into large (yellow) and small (pink). [Related Gallery: Bacteria in Your Belly Button]   Less «
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