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Bacteria strut their stuff

from Science News via U.S.News & World Report

Some bacteria can just stand up and toddle away on hairlike legs, a new study shows. The finding could help scientists better understand how bacteria form dense antibiotic-resistant communities called biofilms and may lead to better ways to combat troublesome and sometimes deadly microbes. Researchers had already documented bacteria swimming through liquids or crawling on their bellies across a surface, but no one had ever seen bacteria getting up and walking. more

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