Shape-shifting DNA Helps Bacteria Survive

Scientists have discovered that bacteria can reshape their DNA to survive dehydration.

The research, published is the Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface, shows that bacterial DNA can change from the regular double helix – known as B-DNA – to the more compact A-DNA form, when faced with hostile conditions such as dehydration.

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