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20-08-2013, 04:04 PM
Evolution in action
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/scienc...MozqAWzjA&

This link shows how bacteria evolve under certain conditions to become hyperswarmers. These faster moving bacteria on a petri dish were able to get to the food faster and then reproduce more so that the entire colony became hyperswarmers.

But why aren't hyperswarmers seen in nature ?

That's because the original bacteria exhibit a trait that the hyperswarmers lacked and that trait helps them survive in the wild much better than it does on a petri dish.

Give the article a read and then pass it along to any evolution deniers.

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20-08-2013, 05:14 PM
RE: Evolution in action
Freaking sweet...

I wonder if you made a line of 'hyper swamers' with a high enough metabolism if you could infect someone to devastate the food supply of the standard bacteria and cause a massive die off of both kinds of P. aeruginosa?

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20-08-2013, 05:32 PM
RE: Evolution in action
"its still bacteria kind"

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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20-08-2013, 06:06 PM
RE: Evolution in action
(20-08-2013 05:32 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  "its still bacteria kind"

Yep. Checkmate, atheists!


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20-08-2013, 07:46 PM
RE: Evolution in action
Bacteria? Who cares about filthy bacteria? There is a proof of evolution in form of these cute domestic foxies! Heart



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