With two weeks to go till Microcosm's publication date, I'm happy to direct your attention to an adapted excerpt that's running in tomorrow's New York Times. In this passage, I discuss what I like to call E. coli's fingerprints.
We like to think that genes equal identity. If that were true, then a colony of genetically identical E. coli should be nothing but a robot army of clones. But diversity rules E. coli's world, because there's more to life than DNA, even when you're just a microbe. Check it out.
Finally, if you're interested in hitting some of the scientific literature, here are a few papers...
[Update: NYT link fixed]
the NYT link's busted.
Good stuff, Carl. Now if you can only get the press to get MS-Word to stop capitalizing the c in coli.
Do you expect "Microcosm" to go paperback like your other books?
I certainly hope Microcosm goes into paperback. If everyone buys a hardback, then the publisher will be sure to make it happen. (Hint!)
I loved the NYT article. I'm buying your book. :)
Thanks for the freebies.
Will make sure to grab a copy as soon as it hits the other side of the pond... Hell, even a hardback, may be I'll gift it to a sexy microbiologirl I know...