Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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Biochemist Peter Chien, along with a team of University of California, Berkeley scientists, helps define a crucial bacterial process.

Bacteria can have sexual intercourse

Bacteria do have sexual intercourse, said Dr. Rosie Redfield, a microbiology professor from the University of British Columbia, in a lecture titled “Do Bacteria Have Sex?” in a classroom in the Morrill Science Center yesterday afternoon.