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Fungi: Another tool in bacteria\’s belt?

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the two organisms enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to aid them in that movement — and their survival. Fungal spores can attach themselves to bacteria, \”hitching a ride\” wherever the bacteria travel. And while this allows them to travel further […] … learn more→

Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics researchers

Much to humans\’ chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult environments. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a computational model that better explains how bacteria move in a swarm — and this model can be applied to man-made […] … learn more→