Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?
Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?
Unlike other cellular appendages, bacterial nanotubes are made solely of lipids and can connect the cytoplasm of different microbial species.
Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?
Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?

Unlike other cellular appendages, bacterial nanotubes are made solely of lipids and can connect the cytoplasm of different microbial species.

Unlike other cellular appendages, bacterial nanotubes are made solely of lipids and can connect the cytoplasm of different microbial species.

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What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan | Jun 1, 2021
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?
Infographic: Sources of Variation in Bacterial Nanotube Studies
Infographic: Sources of Variation in Bacterial Nanotube Studies
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan | Jun 1, 2021
Differences in how researchers prepare and image samples can lead to discrepancies in their results.
Cancerous Conduits
Cancerous Conduits
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2016
Metastatic cancer cells use nanotubes to manipulate blood vessels.
The Cancer-Test Kid
The Cancer-Test Kid
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2013
After a family friend died of pancreatic cancer, high school sophomore Jack Andraka invented a diagnostic strip that could detect the disease in its early stages.
Next Generation: Breathing Nanotubes
Sabrina Richards | Sep 20, 2012
Flexible nano-sized tubules that self-assemble could be a step forward for dynamic nanostructures and perhaps drug delivery.