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Communities of Bacteria Have a Working Memory

News   Apr 28, 2020 | Original story from the University of California - San Diego.

 
Communities of Bacteria Have a Working Memory

Memory imprints: Researchers used light exposure to impress a complex pattern (UC San Diego's former Geisel Library logo, spread across an area slightly smaller than the thickness of a human hair) onto a biofilm community--made up of hundreds of individual bacteria--that remembered the initial light stimulus, similar to how neurons form memory. Credit: Suel Lab, UC San Diego.

 
 
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