Posted Feb 22, 2017

Cliff Brangwynne

The researchers, including Cliff Brangwynne, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, reported Feb. 9 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, carries a food source, the bacteria Escherichia coli, along with it as it tunnels through the rotting fruit and soil in which the worms and bacteria both naturally dwell. The bacteria adhere to the worm's sticky skin when the roundworm crawls through a bacterial patch.

Story by Adam Hadhazy for the Office of Engineering Communications: Full Story


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