Vincent, Elio, and Michele present cell division by longitudinal scission in an insect symbiont, and thermally activated charge transport in microbial nanowires.
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Audio player thumbnail image: SEM of S. poulsonii extracted from 1-week-old Spiroplasma-infected female flies.
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- Cell division by longitudinal scission (mBio)
- Bacterium learns long division (STC)
- Charge transport by microbial nanowires (Sci Rep)
- Mechanism of nanowire conductance (Nat Comm)
- Using nature to grow batteries (TED)
- SEM of Y-shaped S. poulsonii (in audio player) - Image credit
- Extracellular electron transport (below) - image credit
- Letters read on TWiM 132
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