A powerful bacterial world.

  title={A powerful bacterial world.},
  author={Laeticia Mathieu and S. Sonea},
  volume={19 3},
Bacteria (prokaryotes) were the sole form of life on earth for some two billion years--roughly half its history. During this time they evolved into a giant, global superorganism and developed a remarkable mechanism for the creation and exchange of genetic material. Apart from its intrinsic interest, this has practical significance, for example in the development of multiple resistance to antibiotics of pathogenic bacteria such as those of tuberculosis. Eukaryotes, with nucleated cells, may have… CONTINUE READING
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