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What may be the reason why E. coli is usually the most abundant facultative anaerobe in mammalian feces?
Posted on March 06, 2014 at 04:00 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
I believe the plasticity of the E. coli genome is even bigger than that with strains sharing only about 20% of their genes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20623278
Considering that we have about 80% of our genes in common with cattle my urge to moo whenever I am being herded through an airport is starting to make sense.
March 17, 2014 at 02:25 AM
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