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Thinking Ahead: Bacteria Anticipate Coming Changes in Their Environment
June 9, 2008
A new study by Princeton University researchers shows for the first time, that bacteria don't just react to changes in their surroundings--they anticipate and prepare for them. The findings, reported in the June 6 issue of Science, challenge the prevailing notion that only organisms with complex nervous systems have this ability.
Princeton University, Engineering School
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