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Washington University in St. Louis

Social Amoeba with Fruiting Bodies

Caption: Scientists have discovered that one clone of these amoebae carries two bacteria, one that serves it as food and another as a weapon. It's guns and butter, the scientists say.

Credit: Joan Strassmann

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