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Autumn Cochrane

So, if the Bdellovibrio stays only in the periplasm, that's the answer, right? Eukaryotes, as far as we know, don't have periplasms. So, wouldn't the next question be, if eukaryotes were to develop periplasms, how long would it take for Bdellovibrio to mutate to infect Eukaryotes?

Clever answer, but is there no law that says that bacterial parasites MUST live in the periplasm? Bdellovibrio sure does but there are some that don't.


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