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Extraordinary resilience of deadly bacterium explained

Extraordinary resilience of deadly bacterium explainedResearchers have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to water. The study helps explain how this bacterium — a major cause of hospital-acquired infections — persists in a variety of different environments.Researchers have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to water. The study helps explain how this bacterium — a major cause of hospital-acquired infections — persists in a variety of different environments.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419091644.htm

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