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Are there any bacteria that could be used as food?

Basically all the mammals which eat a diet comprising hard-to-digest plants like grass, scrub, etc. use bacteria exactly like this. So cows, horses, deer, camels, goats, koalas, and so on. They either ...
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Are there any bacteria that could be used as food?

From the comments: I was rather thinking about something abundant but not nutritious themself. Are there any examples with wood / cellulose? In fact, the traditional Filipino food called nata (...
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Are there any bacteria that could be used as food?

Apart from the classical microbial food processes, there is also a more recent approach captured under the term "single cell protein" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-cell_protein). ...
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Are there any bacteria that could be used as food?

While not used as a food per se, bacteria are used in production of many foods, and you eat masses of them when consuming the product. At a guess; in the 10's of millions per bite is my estimate. One ...
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What does the gene name "lexA" stand for?

Lee Theriot's X-ray sensitive mutant https://thebradentontimes.com/lee-frances-theriot-p24426-154.htm I was a postdoc with Joseph Greenberg working in the same field at the time
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Are there any bacteria that could be used as food?

The best example of bacteria-as-food is the genus Arthrospira, which is a kind of cyanobacteria whose edible biomass is known as spirulina.
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