Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life
A Best Book of the YearSeed Magazine • Granta Magazine • The Plain-DealerIn this fascinating and utterly engaging book, Carl Zimmer traces E. coli's pivotal role in the history of biology, from the discovery of DNA to the latest advances in biotechnology. He reveals the many surprising and alarming parallels between E. coli's life and our own. And he describes how E. coli changes in real time, revealing billions of years of history encoded within its genome. E. coli is also the most engineered species on Earth, and as scientists retool this microbe to produce life-saving drugs and clean fuel, they are discovering just how far the definition of life can be stretched.
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Review: Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of LifeUser Review - Todd Martin - Goodreads
E. coli is a rod-shaped bacterium that, if you take a look, you'll find in your lower intestines, as will every other warm-blooded mammal. It's been widely studied and this intensive scrutiny has led ... Read full review
Review: Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of LifeUser Review - Michael Connolly - Goodreads
Discovery Escherichia coli bacteria was discovered by the German-Austrian pediatrician Theodor Escherich. He found it in baby diapers. Beneficial Bacteria E. coli inhabit the human colon and most ... Read full review
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