"Bacteria are constantly changing," says B. Brett Finlay, an HHMI international research scholar at the University of British Columbia, who studies pathogenic strains of the common intestinal microbes Escherichia coli and Salmonella. "And when they find something that works, they hang onto itat least until their enemies develop new weapons and the bacteria need to change again." continued...
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Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin,
March 2002, pages 26-29.
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