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Batteries not included What can't bacteria do?

Nature volume 441, pages 274277 (18 May 2006) | Download Citation

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Among their many talents, bacteria are the world's best electrochemists, creating a life-powering flow of electrons in a startling range of conditions. In the first of two features, Nick Lane asks what limits, if any, constrain this ability. In the second, Charlotte Schubert meets the people trying to put this microbial ingenuity to practical use.

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