E coli

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tags: Microcosm, microbiology, bacteria, E coli, evolution, Carl Zimmer, book review I lived through Seattle’s outbreak of the “killer E. coli strain O157:H7″ that charged into the world’s consciousness after it mercilessly destroyed the kidneys and other vital organs of hundreds of children and adults who consumed contaminated fast food. During this time, I worked…

Evolution: Random or Directed?

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, experimental evolution, adaptation, mutation, natural selection, Richard E. Lenski The common gut bacteria, Escherichia coli, typically known as E. coli. Image: Dennis Kunkel. Evolution is a random process — or is it? I ask this because we all can name examples of convergent evolution where very different organisms arrived at similar solutions…