Skip to comments.Scientists Have Found The Molecule That Allows Bacteria to 'Exhale' Electricity
Posted on 10/01/2020 1:16:12 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
For mouthless, lungless bacteria, breathing is a bit more complicated than it is for humans.
We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; Geobacter - a ubiquitous, groundwater-dwelling genus of bacteria - swallow up organic waste and 'exhale' electrons, generating a tiny electric current in the process.
Those waste electrons always need somewhere to go (usually into a plentiful underground mineral like iron oxide), and Geobacter have an unconventional tool to make sure they get there.
"Geobacter breathe through what is essentially a giant snorkel, hundreds of times their size," Nikhil Malvankar, an assistant professor at Yale University's Microbial Science Institute in Connecticut, told Live Science.
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And sh*t lightning...
Great idea until some idiot sticks one up their butts and it trades genes with E-coli.
When we discuss energy independence, will we have to Geobacter this into our equation?
In before anyone posts a meaningful post.
Any estimates on when that may happen?
Hmm farts electricity. I might read this article
Many moons ago I had dated a girl that exhaled electricity....whoa.
Will Gavin Newsom, dictator of California now try to raise colonies of bacteria in California when they shut down all the oil, nukes, natural gas?
Maybe he can write an Executive Order that all electric autos now carry colonies of bacteria for their electric power.
“So let it be written! So let it be done!”
I certainly have no intention of being the first
And fond memories of the sparks and fireworks, never to be seen again... No regrets but shocking remembrances.
Lots of big orgs “exhale”...(talk about dumbing down the audience) electricity...most famous...”the electric eel”...its been known, I have read that in 1911 it was known that some bacteria make electricity...even humans generate a small amount of electricity....
Can’t think of a good application right now but this really is intriguing. Bio-batteries and new types of sensors come to mind. For instance, a geobacter that could provide an early indication of a disease.
I have to agree with you!
If I swallowed a capsule full would I then have a shocking personality?
And F*rt thunder...
No no no silly person!
This is the enslavement of geobacter!
Fight for geobacter rights!
Geobacter Lives Matter!
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