Researchers discover bacteria can communicate electrically, like neurons

 

Thanks to our SALSAmigo (and recent visiting professor) Warren Joseph for this compelling article regarding work @UCSD.

Bacteria may be unicellular but that doesn’t mean they’re complete loners. They often congregate in (relatively) large colonies, not unlike human cities. In fact, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have recently discovered that at least one species has even developed a long-range (again, relatively) communications mechanism which works very similarly to the brain’s neurons.

Source: Researchers discover bacteria can communicate electrically, like neurons

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