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Press Release 12-172
Bacteria's Key Innovation Helps Understand Evolution

Genomic analysis of E. coli shows multiple steps to evolve new trait

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Image of a petri dish illuminated with blue light with E.coli on the surface of the growing medium.

The team used samples from Michigan State University evolution biologist Richard Lenski's long-term E. coli experiment that has been ongoing for more than 24 years since February 1988.

Credit: G.L. Kohuth, Michigan State University

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Postdoctoral researcher Zachary Blount discusses discovering the process of E. coli evolution.

Credit: NSF and Michgan State University


Richard Lenski, Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, discusses understanding E. coli evolution.

Credit: NSF and Michigan State University


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