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Contact: Karl Bates
Duke University


Caption: The soil bacteria Streptomyces form filamentous branches that extend into the air to create spiraling towers of spores. Duke researchers have discovered the switch that can turn off sporulation and turn on antibiotic production.

Credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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