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Nanobacteria and Nanobes- Are They Alive?

Nanobacteria are the smallest cell-walled organisms on Earth, the existence of which is the center of great controversy. A nanobacterium is by definition one billionth of a meter in diameter (1/10 the size of bacteria), leaving some to question whether or not an organism of this size has enough room to house necessary cell components such as DNA, RNA, and plasmids

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Date Of Record Release 2010-10-15 15:09:53
Description Nanobacteria are the smallest cell-walled organisms on Earth, the existence of which is the center of great controversy. A nanobacterium is by definition one billionth of a meter in diameter (1/10 the size of bacteria), leaving some to question whether or not an organism of this size has enough room to house necessary cell components such as DNA, RNA, and plasmids
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Source Microbial Life
Keyword Bacteria
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-10-15 14:55:33
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Date Last Modified 2010-10-18 20:28:10
Creator Monica Bruckner
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-10-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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