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Lactose is a sugar abundant in mammalian milk but uncommon elsewhere. Escherichia coli, perhaps as a result of their close association with mammals,...

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1. Lactose is a sugar abundant in mammalian milk but uncommon elsewhere. Escherichia coli , perhaps as a result of their close association with mammals, are able to use lactose as a carbon and energy source, but this property is uncommon in soil organisms. You decide to take soil samples at different sites in Texas and look for soil organisms able to metabolize lactose. Suggest location(s) where soil is more likely to contain these organisms.
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1. Lactose is a sugar abundant in mammalian milk but uncommon
elsewhere. Escherichia coli, perhaps as a result of their close association
with mammals, are able to use lactose as a carbon and...

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