Single filament of a bacterium
The Naked Eye Can Spy This Enormous Bacterium
At about 2 centimeters in length, Thiomargarita magnifica tests scientists’ notions of how large microbes can grow.
The Naked Eye Can Spy This Enormous Bacterium
The Naked Eye Can Spy This Enormous Bacterium

At about 2 centimeters in length, Thiomargarita magnifica tests scientists’ notions of how large microbes can grow.

At about 2 centimeters in length, Thiomargarita magnifica tests scientists’ notions of how large microbes can grow.

ABOVE: Jean-Marie Volland
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a large campus building, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall at Howard University
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