Microorganisms work together to survive high temperatures


The conventional view is that high temperatures cause microorganisms to replicate slowly or die. In this current textbook view, microorganisms combat heat-induced damage on their own. In their Nature Microbiology publication, Delft researchers Diederik Laman Trip and Hyun Youk demonstrate that microorganisms (in this case baker’s yeast) can actually work together and help each other and their future generations survive and replicate at high temperatures. Read more