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The Planctomycetes, Tricky Gram-negatives Awaiting Genetic Manipulation

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Members of the bacterial phylum Planctomycetes (click here and here) inhabit a wide variety of environments throughout the world. What makes them special is that in the mind of some investigators they possess a mix of eukaryotic and prokaryotic structural attributes. Now that is something pretty unique and worth contemplating. This group of organisms has been previously described in this blog by previous graduate students. So this serves as an update, which is timely because there is critical news on the plancto front.

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