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Bacteria have built-in thermometer

German scientists say they have discovered how bacteria measure temperature and thereby control rates of infection.

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University say they've show, for the first time, bacteria of the Yersinia genus possess a unique protein thermometer -- the protein RovA -- which assists them in the infection process.
 
 

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