“At the beginning was actually not the Verb, but the Scent: for chemical detection was the communication tool used by the first bacteria appearing on earth, for food and reproduction.” –
CHRISTOPHE LAUDAMIEL, CHRISTOPH HORNETZ, BRAJA MOOKHERJEE & SUBHA PATEL
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