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Tube Worm Larvae Use Prickly Bacterial Flowers to Choose a Home

Like a steaming pile of lava or the soggy soil below a melting glacier, the freshly scrubbed hull of a ship is a magnet for new life. The first creatures to the party are microbes like Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea, bacteria named for their curious habit of coloring themselves both yellow and purple in lab dishes.

May 1, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer

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