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World's largest bacteria discovered in Guadeloupe

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Giant single-celled bacterium found in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica has DNA contained in metabolically active membrane-bound organelles. Bacterium is 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria.
2 months ago·Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Times of India

Thiomargarita Magnifica: World's biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human eyelash, is “by far the largest bacterium known to date,” said Jean-Marie Volland, a marine biologist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-author of a paper announcing the discovery Thursday in the journal Science.

1 month ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Record bacterium discovered as long as human eyelash

Identified in a mangrove swamp, Thiomargarita magnifica is the shape and size of a human eyelash.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Bacterium Found in Caribbean Mangrove Swamp Can Be Seen With a Naked Eye

Scientists have not yet been able to grow it in lab culture, but the researchers’ say the cell has a structure that’s unusual for bacteria. One key difference: It has a large central compartment, or vacuole, that allows some cell functions to happen in that controlled environment instead of throughout the cell.

1 month ago·India
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The 'Mount Everest' of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

The largest-known bacterium - a vermicelli-shaped organism that was discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and is big enough to be seen with the naked eye - is redefining what is possible for bacteria, Earth's most ancient life form.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Scientists discover world’s largest bacterium, the size of an eyelash

At about 1cm long, Thiomargarita magnifica is roughly 50 times larger than all other known giant bacteria

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Hindu

World's biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp

2 months ago·India
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