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Thiomargarita magnifica: Scientists discover world's largest bacteria that grows up to 2 cm in length

Jun 25, 2022, 05:00PM ISTSource: TOI.in

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacteria that can be seen with the naked eye. Found in the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe in the Southern Caribbean Sea, it can grow up to 2 cm in length. The bacteria Thiomargarita magnifica is 5000 times larger than the average bacteria. The report about the discovery has been published in the journal Science. In the test tube, the bacteria looks like white eyelashes. Specialist 3D microscope images have proved that the entire filament is indeed a single cell.

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