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Bacteria's password for sporulation hasn't changed in 2.7 billion years
September 24, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.When it comes to changing their passwords, bacteria are just as bad as you and me -- maybe even worse. A Carnegie Mellon University research team has found that despite 2.7 billion years of evolution, bacteria are still using the same "password" to initiate the process for making spores. Their findings were published in the September issue of PLOS Genetics. Full Story
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