• Microbial electricity: a true surprise

    By on September 6, 2019

    Cable bacteria generate electrical currents over centimeter scale distances. Their discovery has been a major surprise in microbiology.

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    Microbial Electricity
  • Biological electron transport goes far

    By on September 5, 2019

    Long-distance electron transport inside cable bacteria extends the known length scale of biological electron transport by orders of magnitude.

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    Microbial Electricity
  • Cable bacteria: A new form of life

    By on September 4, 2019

    Cable bacteria are a new form of multicellular life, and overturn some long-held ideas in biology about metabolism and…

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    Microbial Electricity
  • Electrical cooperation between cells

    By on September 3, 2019

    This “deep mining” strategy of cable bacteria provides them a competitive advantage over other bacteria within the seafloor.

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    Microbial Electricity
  • A natural battery

    By on September 2, 2019

    The recent discovery of long-range electron transport makes that the seafloor in essence operates like a natural battery.

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  • A global phenomemon

    By on September 1, 2019

    Recent field work shows that cable bacteria are widely active across the globe and act as ecosystem engineers in…

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  • A record breaking conductivity

    By on August 31, 2019

    Cable bacteria fibers have extraordinary electrical properties, including an electrical conductivity that is way higher than currently known biological…

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    Microbial Electricity
  • A wide avenue for new techology

    By on August 7, 2019

    Cable bacteria contain structures with extraordinary electrical properties. This opens up a wide avenue for new materials and potentially…

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    Microbial Electricity