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Unformatted text preview: elephant. Jacques Monod. is the most intensively studied organism on the planet. An important model system in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, etc. An indispensable tool in genetic engineering. Complete DNA genome sequence published in 1997. Program is underway to catalog all the proteins that it produces ( proteome project). Some strains of cause serious disease. .. Pathogenic strains produce toxic chemicals that allow them to infect the host. Some strains cause tremendous child mortality in developing world. Strain 0157 is a foodborne pathogen that can cause serious intestinal and kidney disease. Electron micrograph of 0157:H7...
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- Spring '07