Dec 16, 2020

Scientists: Unfortunately, Bacteria Scream When They Die

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Dead Cells

It’s an intriguingly microscopic example of pro-social behavior — an adaptation that doesn’t help an individual survive, but does let it use its death to help others, therefore making the entire swarm more likely to survive and reproduce.

“Dead cells are helping the community survive,” University of Texas at Austin professor of molecular biosciences told Live Science.

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