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Indiana University

Bacterial Sculpture

Caption: The invasion of dying Heliocidaris erythrogramma cells by bacteria can create a faithful replica. Scientists believe embryo fossils are actually a bacterial "sculpture" -- a vestige of the embryos' destruction

Credit: F.R. Turner, E.C. Raff, and R.A. Raff

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