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New Method for Culturing Bacteria

Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1000
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5570.1000a

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In work reported on page 1127, researchers have managed to grow in the lab several strains of previously unculturable beach-growing bacteria--an advance that may provide a new means of exploring the vast diversity of microbial species. The key to their success: transplanting not just the organisms but their whole sandy neighborhood along with them.