Giant bacterium is largest ever discovered

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Microbes, which are microscopic organisms that are invisible to the unaided eye, come to mind when we think of bacteria. That is accurate. 

On the other hand, on June 23, 2022, researchers revealed that they had discovered a kind of bacteria that was 50 times larger than the largest known bacterium.

In actuality, it can be seen with the unaided eye up to a length of roughly 0.4 inches

On June 23, 2022, the researchers published their finding in the peer-reviewed journal Science. The paper is also accessible as a free preprint on bioRxiv.

Giant bacterium not recognized at first

In shallow tropical marine mangroves in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean, researchers found the bacteria, known as Thiomargarita magnifica

 An archipelago, overseas department, and territory of France is Guadeloupe.

When it was first discovered in 2009, scientists were unaware that it was a bacterium

Its size led scientists to speculate that it might be a species of eukaryote.

 Eukaryotes are single-celled or multicellular organisms that have a separate nucleus that is attached to a membrane

According to Silvina Gonzalez-Rizzo from the University of the Antilles:

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