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Methanococcus jannischii!

Wow! You are Methanococcus jannischii!

Similar to you, this microbe is bit messy. Its cell contents aren't neatly organized, in much the same way that your socks never manage to find their way into a drawer!

Like you, this microbe likes to lay low and is found on the "bottom bunk" of the ocean, near the sea floor. In fact, the individual in the image was sampled from a hydrothermal vent at a depth of 2,600 m (8,500 ft)!

Photo credit: B. Boonyaratanakornkit and D.S. Clark, Chemical Engineering, and G. Vrdoljak, Electron Microscope Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

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