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  • Caught in the act: Team discovers microbes speciating

    University of Illinois microbiology professor Rachel Whitaker and her colleagues found two groups of nearly identical microbes that were diverging into different species.

    University of Illinois microbiology professor Rachel Whitaker and her colleagues found two groups of nearly identical microbes that were diverging into different species.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois microbiology professor Rachel Whitaker and her colleagues found two groups of nearly identical microbes that were diverging into different species.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The research was conducted on microbes found in a single geothermal hot spring in the Mutnovsky Volcano region of Kamchatka, Russia.

      Photo by Rachel Whitaker

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