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Microcosm : E. Coli and the New Science of Life (Paperback)

Author: Zimmer, Carl

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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.


Publisher Vintage Books
Mfg Part# 9780307276865
SKU 210186314
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307276864
Release Date 7/14/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0243
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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