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Planet Earth

Goodbye, E. coli?

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerJuly 8, 2011 7:18 PM

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Lucas Brouwers, one of the new bloggers at Scientific American's snazzy new blog network, takes a look at an intriguing paper (free pdf). The authors of the paper in examined many different strains of E. coli and come to a remarkable conclusion: they've been splitting apart so far that they may soon no longer be a single species. Check it out. (And, if you have a lot of time to spare, check out the rest of Scientific American's fine line-up of bloggers.)

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