Inside the discovery of the largest bacteria ever found
It was 13 years ago that mangrove biologist Olivier Gros, a professor at the University of the French Antilles, found something unusual while exploring the mangroves around Guadalupe, an archipelago in the Caribbean sea.
"As I was collecting samples in the water, I found long white filaments attached to sunken leaves of the mangrove trees," he told reporters at a press conference in June. Since he could see them without the help of a microscope, he thought they were eukaryotic cells.
The enigmatic Dr. Pais, creator of viral patents of futuristic technologies, shares the details of his work in a rare podcast.