Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis
Caption: Research scientist Debra Brock collects soil samples that might contain wild D. discoideum clones at the biological field station in Mountain Lake, Va. It turns out that each pinch of soil hosts an ongoing psychodrama that pits farmers and their hired guns against crop thieves.
Credit: Photo Courtesty of Joan Strassmann
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