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Microcosm : E. Coli and the New Science of Life
by Carl Zimmer

Overview - A Best Book of the Year"Seed Magazine "- "Granta Magazine "- "The Plain-Dealer"In 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A Best Book of the Year"Seed Magazine "- "Granta Magazine "- "The Plain-Dealer"In 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307276865
  • ISBN-10: 0307276864
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 243


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