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Legionnaires’ disease is caused by a type of bacterium found in the environment and transmitted by breathing in a contaminated mist or vapor, occurring more often in hot and humid weather, according to health officials.
The bacterium is found in the faeces of those infected, as well as a small proportion of people who have recovered but remain asymptomatic carriers.
Suddenly, one bacterium shoots out a long appendage, latches onto a DNA fragment and reels in its catch.
Now, a new study published in Nature Astronomy offers a radical resolution to the mystery of anomalous microwave emissions (AME): spinning clouds of nanodiamonds—diamonds no bigger than the length of a typical bacterium.
Šikšnys first showed that the CRISPR-Cas9 system, a bacterial immune mechanism, could be transferred from one bacterium to another.
Thirty-six to 48 hours of feeding is typically required for a tick to have fed and then transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
Humans don’t make UV endonuclease, either; researchers found it in a bacterium called Micrococcus luteus.
There are many different strains of E. coli, a bacterium, and most of them live in our guts and don’t cause any harm.
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: any one of a group of very small living things that often cause disease
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