electron transfer
Bacterial Conduit
Bacterial Conduit
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Desulfobulbaceae bacteria were recently discovered to form centimeter-long cables, containing thousands of cells that share an outer membrane.
Electron Shuffle
Electron Shuffle
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Shewanella bacteria generate energy for survival by transporting electrons to nearby mineral surfaces.
Electric Microbe Hairs
Electric Microbe Hairs
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
USC researcher Mohamed El-Naggar demonstrates how some bacteria grow electrical wires that allow them to link up in big biological circuits.
Live Wires
Live Wires
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Discoveries of microbial communities that transfer electrons between cells and across relatively long distances are launching a new field of microbiology.