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  • View of Escherichia coli (E. coli) under a micropscope
    Rights: NIAID. CC BY 2.0 Published 25 March 2014 Size: 790 KB Referencing Hub media

    Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a rod-shaped bacterium that lives in the gut of warm-blooded animals. It is a crucial tool in modern biotechnology. Scientists use E. coli to work with DNA and proteins from other organisms.

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