Molecules in Cells: Escherichia coli

  • David S. Goodsell


When looking at cells, bacteria are a great place to start. Bacteria are small, sleek, and self-contained, they grow and multiply quickly when resources are plentiful, and they can mobilize powerful methods for weathering dry spells when the environment turns hostile. Some would say that bacteria are the most successful organisms on the Earth. They may be found in nearly any place, from freezing water to boiling hot springs, and they have found ways to exploit every possible source of sustenance.


Escherichia Coli Outer Membrane Citric Acid Cycle Flagellar Motor Food Molecule 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyThe Scripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

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