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Adaptive prediction of environmental changes by microorganisms

07/10/2009
This recent paper prevents evidence that microbes (Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae) can evolve to anticipate environmental change. They show that pre-exposure to a stimulus that usually occurs before a second stimulus (i.e. lactose before maltose in E. coli) will improve the ability of the orgranism to handle the second ...

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