Study finds amoeba 'grazing,' killing bacteria usually protected by film

Bacteria have developed an uncountable number of chemistries, lifestyles, attacks and defenses through 2.5 billion years of evolution. One of the most impressive defenses is biofilm—a community of bacteria enmeshed in a matrix that protects against single-celled predators and antibiotics—chemicals evolved by competitors through the course of evolution, including other bacteria and fungi.

Grazing for the Greater Good: Study Finds Amoeba "Grazing," Killing Bacteria Usually Protected by Film

A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of bacteriology has shown the first proof that a certain group of amoeba called dictyostelids can penetrate biofilms and eat the bacteria within.

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Newswise

Study finds amoeba 'grazing,' killing bacteria usually protected by fi, Tue 18 Apr 17 from Eurekalert

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