Dynamics and genetic diversification of Escherichia coli during experimental adaptation to an anaerobic environment

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BACKGROUND Many bacteria are facultative anaerobes, and can proliferate in both anoxic and oxic environments. Under anaerobic conditions, fermentation is the primary means of energy generation in contrast to respiration. Furthermore, the rates and spectra of spontaneous mutations that arise during anaerobic growth differ to those under aerobic growth. A… (More)
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3244

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