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Alliance Launched to Model E. coli

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1459-1460
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1459a

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The lowly intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli has been an indispensable research tool for half a century. Now it is the object of a mammoth international modeling effort that is expected to occupy hundreds of scientists for 10 years at a cost of at least $100 million.