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Thiomargarita Namibiensis

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Bacteria have been the dominant life form on Earth for 3,500 million years.
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Epulopiscium is not the largest bacterium known: Thiomargarita namibiensis, so named for its round, pearly sulphur granules rather than because it makes a good cocktail, grows up to 800 micrometres long.
Bacteria that could pass as X-men: part 1
Thiomargarita is over one million times larger than the majority of bacteria. Although it can drift around on the tides, it has no way of propelling itself around, which means that once it stops it's pretty immovable as well.
Is This Spindly Fossil a 3-Billion-Year-Old Eukaryote?
The current record holder is Thiomargarita namibiensis, which measures hundreds of micrometers in diameter. Bacterial resting structures like spores or cysts can also reach prodigious size.
In the oceans, aliens lie hidden and waiting
The real title of the paper is “Multiple self-splicing introns in the 16S rRNA genes of giant sulfur bacteria”. But who's going to fall out of their chair for that? The truth is, we do have aliens peppered among us.

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