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Surprising bacterium from Canadian lake shines new light on ancient photosynthesis

Sometimes an experiment doesn’t go as planned. That’s science. But a “failed” experiment or unexpected results can be the avenue to a discovery you could never anticipate. A University of Waterloo PhD student had a poorly growing bacterial sample he wasn’t ready to give up on, which ultimately led to a once-in-a-lifetime finding that could change how scientists view photosynthesis and its origins. 

March 13, 2024

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