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  1. #1 are there any cells that form some kind of rare earth... 
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    particles or substance containing rare earth.


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    Rare earth such as Nd, Gd, Yb, Er... any molecules or anything that a cell (bacteria or other) that contains any rare earth. particles are preferable but I'll take what I can get lol google is not my friend today
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    I'm going to assume 'rare earth' means Rare Elements.

    in that case. NO.
    Rare Elements, Neodymium and other high mass elements, are rare because they can only be formed in a particularly large supernova, under such extreme pressure and temperature to crush iron together into a larger element, and so on and so forth. No bacteria in existance can even begin to generate those forces.

    However it's possible some bacteria could use these elements as a catalyst perhaps in an unknown respiration reaction



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    no because then they wouldn't be rare would they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booms
    no because then they wouldn't be rare would they?
    They are not rare.

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    No bacteria in existance can even begin to generate those forces.
    No bacteria in existence can create forces to create carbon. This is a bad answer.
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  8. #7 Re: are there any cells that form some kind of rare earth... 
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    Organisms accumulate all sorts of stuff, rare earths included.
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