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Bacteria that eats metal accidentally discovered by scientists in the US


July 17, 2020

Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria that eats and gets its calories from metal, after suspecting they exist for more than a hundred years but never proving it.

Microbiologists from the California Institute of Technology (or Caltech) accidentally discovered the bacteria after performing unrelated experiments using a chalk-like type of manganese, a commonly found chemical element.

Dr Jared Leadbetter, professor of environmental microbiology at Caltech in Pasadena, left a glass jar covered with manganese to soak in tap water in his office sink.

https://7news.com.au/technology/scie...e-us-c-1173940
 
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