1. Scientists discover world’s largest bacterium, the size of an eyelash  The Guardian
  2. Record bacterium discovered as long as human eyelash  BBC
  3. Giant bacteria FIVE THOUSAND times bigger than normal are discovered in a mangrove swamp  Daily Mail
  4. Pictured: Giant bacteria so big they can be picked up with tweezers  The Telegraph
  5. World's biggest bacteria discovered in Caribbean mangrove swamp  Financial Times
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At about 1cm long, Thiomargarita magnifica is roughly 50 times larger than all other known giant bacteriaAt about 1cm long, Thiomargarita magnifica is roughly 50 times larger than all other known giant bacteria

Scientists discover world’s largest bacterium, the size of an eyelash | Microbiology | The Guardian

Identified in a mangrove swamp, Thiomargarita magnifica is the shape and size of a human eyelash.Identified in a mangrove swamp, Thiomargarita magnifica is the shape and size of a human eyelash.

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The jumbo species Thiomargarita magnifica is 50 times larger than usual types but is not thought to be dangerous to humansThe jumbo species Thiomargarita magnifica is 50 times larger than usual types but is not thought to be dangerous to humans

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Researchers describe a “’macro’ microbe” – a giant filamentous bacterium composed of a single cell discovered in the mangroves of Guadeloupe.

Giant Bacteria Found in Guadeloupe Mangroves Challenge Traditional Concepts - Berkeley Lab

The 'giant' species, called Thiomargarita magnifica, was discovered on sunken leaves in the waters of a mangrove swamp in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.The 'giant' species, called Thiomargarita magnifica, was discovered on sunken leaves in the waters of a mangrove swamp in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.

Giant bacteria FIVE THOUSAND times bigger than normal are discovered in a mangrove swamp | Daily Mail Online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered the world's largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye. WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered the world's largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye.

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It looks more like a vermicelli noodle than something out of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and it has an insatiable appetite for sulphur. Meet Thiomargarita magnifica, the largest bacterium that scientists have found. It looks more like a vermicelli noodle than something out of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and it has an insatiable appetite for sulphur. Meet Thiomargarita magnifica, the largest bacterium that scientists have found. 

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For scientists, finding the huge, bizarrely complex microbe is like "encountering a human being ... as tall as Mount Everest.”For scientists, finding the huge, bizarrely complex microbe is like "encountering a human being ... as tall as Mount Everest.”

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Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swampScientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp

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Compared to other bacteria, it would be like a human meeting a human the size of Mount Everest.Compared to other bacteria, it would be like a human meeting a human the size of Mount Everest.

Giant New Bacteria Species Is So Big It’s Visible To The Naked Eye | IFLScience

Now the largest known bacteria, the filamentous T. magnifica eats sulfur, swims, and clings to marine trees.Now the largest known bacteria, the filamentous T. magnifica eats sulfur, swims, and clings to marine trees.

Giant Bacteria Visible to the Naked Eye Discovered in Mangrove Swamp

It can grow to be a centimetre long | Science & technologyIt can grow to be a centimetre long

The biggest bacterium yet discovered lives on Guadeloupe | The Economist

Most bacteria are just 2 micrometres long, but Thiomargarita magnifica is thousands of times bigger, and is unusually complexMost bacteria are just 2 micrometres long, but Thiomargarita magnifica is thousands of times bigger, and is unusually complex

Thiomargarita magnifica: Largest known bacteria in the world are visible to the naked eye | New Scientist

The largest-known bacterium - a vermicelli-shaped organism that was discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and is big enough to be seen with the naked eye - is redefining what is possible for bacteria, Earth's most ancient life form. Scientists said on Thursday the bacterium, called Thiomargarita magnifica, is noteworthy not merely for its size - colossal for a single-celled organism at up to about eight-tenths of an inch (2 cm) long - but also because its internal architecture is unlike other bacteria. The DNA, an organism's blueprint, is not free-floating inside the cell like in most bacteria but contained within numerous small membrane-bound sacs.The largest-known bacterium - a vermicelli-shaped organism that was discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and is big enough to be seen with the naked eye - is redefining what is possible for bacteria, Earth's most ancient life form. Scientists said on Thursday the bacterium, called Thiomargarita magnifica, is noteworthy not merely for its size - colossal for a single-celled organism at up to about eight-tenths of an inch (2 cm) long - but also because its internal architecture is unlike other bacteria. The DNA, an organism's blueprint, is not free-floating inside the cell like in most bacteria but contained within numerous small membrane-bound sacs.

The 'Mount Everest' of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

A research team has discovered a uniquely huge and unusual bacterium in the murky depths of a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Thiomargarita magnifica is 5,000 times larger than most bacteria and has an extremely unusual cell and genome structure that suggests that there is much more for scientists to learn about the world of micro- and not-so-microorganisms. A research team has discovered a uniquely huge and unusual bacterium in the murky depths of a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Thiomargarita magnifica is 5,000 times larger than most bacteria and has an extremely unusual cell and genome structure that suggests that there is much more for scientists to learn about the world of micro- and not-so-microorganisms.

The Largest Bacterium Ever Has Been Found in a Caribbean Swamp | Technology Networks

Measuring the width of a Cheerio, Thiomargarita magnifica is 50 times bigger than any other bacteria.Measuring the width of a Cheerio, Thiomargarita magnifica is 50 times bigger than any other bacteria.

Government Scientists Discover Biggest Bacteria Ever, Visible to Naked Eye

World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp - Trinidad Guardian

Scientists have discovered the world's largest known bacteria, which comes in the form of white threads the size of human eyelashes, in a swamp inScientists have discovered the world's largest known bacteria, which comes in the form of white threads the size of human eyelashes, in a swamp in

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Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.

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The bacterium, called Thiomargarita magnifica, is noteworthy not merely for its size but also because its internal architecture is unlike other bacteriaThe bacterium, called Thiomargarita magnifica, is noteworthy not merely for its size but also because its internal architecture is unlike other bacteria

Scientists discover the 'Mount Everest' of bacteria in Caribbean swamps

The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.

Think all bacteria are microscopic? Tell that to these centimeter-long monsters

‘Microorganism’ is a misnomer when it comes to centimetre-long Thiomargarita magnifica. ‘Microorganism’ is a misnomer when it comes to centimetre-long Thiomargarita magnifica.Nature - ‘Microorganism’ is a misnomer when it comes to centimetre-long Thiomargarita magnifica.

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The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.

Think all bacteria are microscopic? Tell that to these centimeter-long monsters

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp.Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp.

World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is about one-third of an inch and can be seen withScientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is about one-third of an inch and can be seen with

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