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Microbes with mettle build their own electrical ‘wires’

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Geobacter sulfurreducens bacteria amid metallic waste.

Geobacter sulfurreducens bacteria (brown in this false-colour image, pictured digesting grey metallic waste) can fashion coppery networks that conduct electricity. Credit: EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL

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Nature 585, 9 (2020)




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