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