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  • Low-Res_PInk berries - consortia of bacteria - on sediment. Dime gives sense of scale. Credit Lizzy Wilbanks

    ‘Pink berries’ reveal how bacteria survive a viral epidemic


    Like humans struggling to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, bacterial cells need social distancing to thwart viruses. But in some situations, such as inside elevators or within the candy-colored bacterial structures known as “pink berries,” staying apart just isn’t feasible. Source: Lizzy Wilbanks “Pink berry” bacterial structures. These ...