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The Letters Incubator builds on the long history of FEMS Microbiology Letters in nurturing new research talent and fostering new innovative ideas in microbiology. It offers the opportunity for key opinion leaders to develop new publishing ideas while mentoring the future talent of the microbiology community.

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Microbial nanowires and electroactive biofilms


Geobacter bacteria are the only microorganisms known to produce conductive appendages or pili to electronically connect cells to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxide minerals and uranium. What mechanisms allow their biofilms to generate electrical currents and participate in metal redox transformations?

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