Today at Berkeley Lab

Expressly Unfit for the Laboratory

scientistsAdam Arkin, Morgan Price and Adam Deutschbauer of the Physical Biosciences Division spearheaded a study that challenges the orthodoxy of microbiology, which holds that in response to environmental changes, bacterial genes will boost production of needed proteins and decrease production of those that aren’t. The study found that for bacteria in the laboratory there was little evidence of adaptive genetic response. In fact, most bacterial genes appear to be regulated by signals unrelated to their function. Also contributing to this study were Jeffrey Skerker, Kelly Wetmore, Troy Ruths, Jordan Mar, Jennifer Kuehl and Wenjun Shao. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Leave a Reply