Sunday, December 5, 2010

Arsenic and odd life


A recent Science paper describes "A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus", and molecular visualization is used to elegantly illustrate the basic idea, a shown in the above screencast (for the whole video visit gizmodo).

Whether the basic idea is correct is a whole other matter: for examples see here and here (be sure to check out the comments).
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