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Mini Microbes 17

ComaVN writes "According to an article in Nature, a group at the University of Regensburg, Germany has found the smallest lifeform ever. It lives under extremely hostile (to us that is) conditions, in boiling water, and it has a genome of only about half a million DNA letters. Of course, smallest lifeform depends heavily on your definition of life, as most virii are actually smaller. But let's not get into that discussion :p"
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Mini Microbes

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