Do bacteria sleep, or have a pattern to their activity?

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Do bacteria sleep, or have a pattern to their activity?
« Reply #1 on: 09/06/2008 10:29:26 »
Photosynthetic bacteria are governed by sunlight exposure, so would behave differently in the day and in the night. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_bacteria

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Do bacteria sleep, or have a pattern to their activity?
« Reply #2 on: 26/07/2008 18:20:30 »
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