Hitchhiking bacteria might help their host navigate via magnetic fields

Published June 24, 2019 756 Views

Rumble / Weird ScienceDeep in the mud of the Mediterranean Sea, scientists have caught microscopic protists dancing to a strange beat—the beat of Earth’s magnetic fields. Now, a new study reveals how these tiny clusters of cells orient themselves along those fields: by letting magneto-sensing bacteria hitch a ride on their outer membranes...

Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/hitchhiking-bacteria-might-help-their-host-navigate-magnetic-fields

Read the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0432-7

Credits: Christopher Lefevre

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