Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena

Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.

Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.

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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.
Bacterial-Mineral Electrical Grids
Ed Yong | Jun 4, 2012
Different microbe species can cooperate via electric currents, with the help of conductive minerals in the sediment.
Next Generation: A Molecular Camera
Hannah Waters | Mar 14, 2012
Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.