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Scientists Uncover Frozen Tricks Behind Ice-Seeding Bacteria

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Some bacteria can harness frozen water as a weapon, using special proteins embedded in their outer membranes to help ice crystals form. Triggering frost formation, the bacteria then invades through the damaged tissues of plants. Now, scientists have observed this bacteria's ability for the first time, step-by-step, at a microscopic level. This could reveal new insights into ice crystal formation.
 
 

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