• Microbial electricity: a true surprise
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    Microbial electricity: a true surprise

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

  • Biological electron transport goes far
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    Biological electron transport goes far

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

  • Cable bacteria: A new form of life
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    Cable bacteria: A new form of life

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

  • Electrical cooperation between cells
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    Electrical cooperation between cells

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

  • A natural battery
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    A natural battery

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

  • A global phenomemon
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    A global phenomemon

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

  • A record breaking conductivity
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    A record breaking conductivity

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

  • A wide avenue for new techology
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    A wide avenue for new techology

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