currentsinbiology:

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.

A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

Timestamp: 1413767794

currentsinbiology:

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.

A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

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pianoandcoffeeco:

// ABOUT //

Piano & Coffee Co is formed by a group of creative people from around the world, working together for the love of art. We produce, promote and sell projects with a positive social and artistic impact. We make art because we want to express an idea or what we feel, not because we can.

Formed in 2014, the company is based in Lima, Peru.

The mission of this initiative is to help artists around the world to develop their own creative projects, and build an audience for them without investing too much money

// SERVICES //

We let artists outside the company propose any individual or collective project they want to realize or are already working on. Piano & Coffee Co helps the artists with any of the aspects they don’t manage themselves by collaborating in the creative process. We have a select group of artists specialized in 7 categories (music, film, photography, writing, poetry, painting and drawing) and another group of equally talented people dedicated to promote and sell in the most creative way possible.

Once the project is ready, Piano & Coffee Co will promote it through our websites and other social media. We will also upload it to our art platforms, virtual magazine and/or blogs depending on its style.

Our clients will be able to work directly with our community and get their projects exposed across multiple virtual platforms.

// CAREERS //

Artistic Department. The idea is not only to be an executor in a determined art form; the idea is to be a creator.

  • Musicians
  • Writers
  • Poets
  • Painters
  • Drawers
  • Photographers
  • Filmmakers

Production Department. This area is in charge of executing the design and visual effects any production and post-production activity made for our original editorial content, as well as marketing content.

  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Illustrators
  • Videographers

Sales Department. Here you will find professionals working on sales strategies for our brand and products. 

  • Sales Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Curators

Public Relations Department. This area is in charge of building, maintaining and managing the reputation of our company. 

  • PR Manager
  • Publicists

Human Resources Department. This department has people who build and sustain good relationships between our company and its clients, and between co-workers. 

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiters
  • Trainers

// JOIN US //

Right now, we are recruiting people for the company. If you are interested in any of the job positions, join us!

 Photo by Tyler James Wendling, our Creative Editor.

(vía naut1c)

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pianoandcoffeeco:

// ABOUT //

Piano & Coffee Co is formed by a group of creative people from around the world, working together for the love of art. We produce, promote and sell projects with a positive social and artistic impact. We make art because we want to express an idea or what we feel, not because we can.

Formed in 2014, the company is based in Lima, Peru.

The mission of this initiative is to help artists around the world to develop their own creative projects, and build an audience for them without investing too much money

// SERVICES //

We let artists outside the company propose any individual or collective project they want to realize or are already working on. Piano & Coffee Co helps the artists with any of the aspects they don’t manage themselves by collaborating in the creative process. We have a select group of artists specialized in 7 categories (music, film, photography, writing, poetry, painting and drawing) and another group of equally talented people dedicated to promote and sell in the most creative way possible.

Once the project is ready, Piano & Coffee Co will promote it through our websites and other social media. We will also upload it to our art platforms, virtual magazine and/or blogs depending on its style.

Our clients will be able to work directly with our community and get their projects exposed across multiple virtual platforms.

// CAREERS //

Artistic Department. The idea is not only to be an executor in a determined art form; the idea is to be a creator.

  • Musicians
  • Writers
  • Poets
  • Painters
  • Drawers
  • Photographers
  • Filmmakers

Production Department. This area is in charge of executing the design and visual effects any production and post-production activity made for our original editorial content, as well as marketing content.

  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Illustrators
  • Videographers

Sales Department. Here you will find professionals working on sales strategies for our brand and products. 

  • Sales Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Curators

Public Relations Department. This area is in charge of building, maintaining and managing the reputation of our company. 

  • PR Manager
  • Publicists

Human Resources Department. This department has people who build and sustain good relationships between our company and its clients, and between co-workers. 

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiters
  • Trainers

// JOIN US //

Right now, we are recruiting people for the company. If you are interested in any of the job positions, join us!

 Photo by Tyler James Wendling, our Creative Editor.

(vía naut1c)

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"Miracle of the Valley" by ilhan1077 (http://bit.ly/1rgap4U)

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kevwil:

"Miracle of the Valley" by ilhan1077 (http://bit.ly/1rgap4U)

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