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No peak in sight for evolving bacteria

November 14, 2013

Stelvio National Park There's no peak in sight--fitness peak, that is--for the bacteria in Richard Lenski's Michigan State University (MSU) lab. Lenski, the MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been running his evolutionary bacteria experiment for 25 years, generating more than 50,000 generations. In a paper published in the current issue of Science, Michael Wiser, lead author and MSU graduate student in Lenski's lab, compares it to hiking. Full Story

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