Bacteria rid themselves of burdensome waste by ejecting it inside little pieces of their own cell, called minicells!
Microbe of the episode
Journal PaperRang CU, Proenca A, Buetz C, Shi C, Chao L. 2018. Minicells as a Damage Disposal Mechanism in Escherichia coli. mSphere 3:e00428-18.
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