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Living antibiotics – bacteria that suck the life out of their prey

Bacteria will eat anything. Their highly diverse biochemistry, and ability to adapt quickly to change means that they can adapt to take up nutrients from a range of sources, including hot acid lakes and the interior of underground thermal vents. However bacteria also predate each other, and one particular bug, Micavibrio aeruginosavorus does this by latching onto a fellow bacteria and sucking the life out of it.

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