Unformatted text preview: size of bacterial cells? In 1993, an unusually large bacterium, Epulopiscium fischelsoni , was found in the gut of sturgeon. This bacterium is about the size of a small hyphen (-) and can be seen with the naked eye. This size record was broken in 1999 with the discovery of a single-celled giant that lives in the ocean and is named Thiomargarita namibiensis , which means "sulfur pearl of Namibia”. T. namibiensis is 1 mm in diameter. How do you think these bacteria might overcome the problems associated with large size? Klug textbook questions, Chapter 6 9, 13, 15, 18, 26 T. namibiensis cells (white and clear blobs) next to a fruit fly's head Epulopiscium...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course BIO 51980 taught by Professor Buskirk during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas.
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