After more than 300 years of study, researchers developed a new way to understand bacteria

Oct. 20, 2022

In labs, bacterial colonies usually grow in streaks in petri dishes, but until now no one has known how the colonies organize themselves in more realistic three-dimensional (3-D) environments, such as tissues and gels in our bodies or soils and sediments in the environment. This knowledge could be critical for advancing medical and environmental research.