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Curr Biol. 2003 Jun 17;13(12):R466-7.

The ecology, genetics and evolution of bacteria in an experimental setting.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA. lenski@msu.edu

Abstract

Richard Lenski is the John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University. He studies the ecology, genetics and evolution of bacteria in an experimental setting that enables him to observe the dynamical processes and outcomes across many generations. One of his experiments with Escherichia coli has passed 30,000 generations and is still on-going. A few years ago, he also began studying artificial life in the form of 'digital organisms' - computer programs that replicate, mutate, compete, and therefore evolve and adapt.

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