What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?

Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?

Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?

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Infographic: Sources of Variation in Bacterial Nanotube Studies
Infographic: Sources of Variation in Bacterial Nanotube Studies
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Peering into the Cell<br>
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Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
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Image of the Day: Lego Microscopy
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Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
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Deep Learning Allows for Cell Analysis Without Labeling
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Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling
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Detecting Protein Clumps
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Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
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Image of the Day: Blood Factory
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Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
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Molecular probes for imaging in live animals
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