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A Bacterium Reaches Out and Grabs Some New DNA

Video   Jul 23, 2018 | Original Video from NIH

 

If you like comic book heroes, you’ll love this action-packed video of a microbe with a superpower reminiscent of a miniature Spiderman. Here, for the first time ever, scientists have captured in real-time—and in very cool detail—the important mechanism of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria.


 
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