Spherical colonies of <em>Vibrio splendidus </em>bacteria
Inside Versus Out: A New Form of Bacterial Cooperation
Oceanic bacteria form a transient spherical community to conquer large food sources, taking on different roles to break down the bounty more efficiently.
Inside Versus Out: A New Form of Bacterial Cooperation
Inside Versus Out: A New Form of Bacterial Cooperation

Oceanic bacteria form a transient spherical community to conquer large food sources, taking on different roles to break down the bounty more efficiently.

Oceanic bacteria form a transient spherical community to conquer large food sources, taking on different roles to break down the bounty more efficiently.

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Archeologists study the fingerprints left on 1,000-year-old pottery to understand the artists’ contributions.
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Jef Akst | Jan 16, 2012
Using an artificial selection paradigm, researchers watch as unicellular yeast evolve into snowflake-like clusters with distinct multicellular characteristics.