22 Terrifying Facts You Didn’t Know About Bacteria

21Bacterium

Bacteria can absorb genetic material from dead bacteria and integrate them into their own genome. So if a bacterium eats the corpse of one which has adapted to colder temperatures, it will gain that resistance to cold as well.


22Dormant Bacteria

In 2000, scientists were successfully able to revive bacteria (Bacillus strain 2-9-3) that had been lying dormant for nearly 250 million years.

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