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Journey to the Invisible World

... steady medium leads to the extreme conservatism of the genome as is the case, for instance, with the intestine inhabitants Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium in contrast to the genus of soil-dwelling bacilli that live at large. As for the microorganismsgenome, its size is strictly limited and information density is remarkably high: 90—95 % of bacteria’s genome is coded by proteins or stable RNAs. Apart from this, the abilities microorganisms exhibit in exchanging genetic material (the so-called ...

Modified: 25.08.2007
microorganisms , geysers , hot springs , bacteria , genome , evolution , origin of life
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