More than 12,000 species of bacteria across more than 80 phyla have been describ


More than 12,000 species of bacteria across more than 80 phyla have been described. Relatively few of these organisms have been cultured and characterized. The paper linked below describes and characterizes the newly discovered bacterium Thiomargarita magnifica.
Read the paper and identify at least one way in which the discovery of this bacterium challenges our basic understanding of prokaryotic cell structure and function and/or microbial growth. What evidence do the authors present to back up their findings? Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.


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