Technique Identifies Electricity-Producing Bacteria

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  • TBMG-34891
Published 2019-08-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments must find a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These microbes — which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut — have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons; they actually produce electricity.