Number 4: Microbes Make the World Go Around

Woods Hole Currents: Volume 8, Number 4, 2000

Table of Contents

The Mystery of the Contaminated Mine

In streams of slime in an abandoned, contaminated mine, a WHOI scientist found a previously undiscovered microbe that helps convert rocks into acid.

On the Trail of Bacteria That Make Their Own Compasses

Katrina Edwards is no longer surprised by the extraordinary capabilities of microorganisms—but the rest of us can still be amazed.

The World's Largest Bacteria

Without even looking at it under a microscope, Andreas Teske could tell immediately that this bacterium was unusual.

One Singular, Single-Celled Sensation

Meet one of your long-lost relatives—a distant patriarch from whom we all descend.