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Bacteria Help Grow Gold Nuggets From Dirt

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Science  14 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5784, pp. 159
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5784.159a

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Australian researchers report on page 233 of this issue of Science that they've found soil bacteria that pull dissolved gold from their surroundings and deposit it on grains of gold where they live. (Read more.)