Almost all . Almost all, because an international team of researchers – including French people – made an incredible discovery. A bacterium or instead Visible to the naked eye. It measures 9,000 micrometers, or 0.9 centimeters, and is isolated in collected samples. From Guadeloupe. ” It is 5,000 times larger than most bacteria. Depending on the circumstances, it will be like Everest, one man meeting another », says Jean-Marie Volland, first author.Invisible Naked. Because of their small size, of the order They are visible only at
In addition to its record size, Candidatus Thiomargarita magnificaADiscovered in 2009, it presents a unique structure among bacteria. His Contained in half a million copies and protected in a membrane-bound organelle—the genome is free-floating in most bacteria . These bacteria do not to man.
These long filaments are not worms, but the organisms megabacteria candidate Theomargarita Magnifica. © Thomas Timel