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Shewanella Oneidensis in action

Live wires: The electric superorganism under your feet

Live wires: The electric superorganism under your feet

When this bacteria are deprived of oxygen and iron they start growing hairs as the ‘electronic equivalent of a snorkel’ to connect each other as a communal lung network. ‘Shewanella turned out to be a particularly intriguing case. Reducing oxygen is its true métier, but deprive it of oxygen and it will reduce iron instead. In...

Cooperative behaviour in bacteria