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Myxococcus xanthus Fruiting Body

Caption: Upon starvation, groups of up to 100,000 cells of the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus cooperate to build spore-bearing fruiting bodies (green, false color). A fruiting body is shown growing on an agar surface (brown).

Credit: Supriya Kadam and Juergen Berger, Max Planck Institute

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