Monday, June 5

Evolution in a cup of yogurt

This was interesting. A team of scientists have mapped the genome for Lactbacillus bulgaricus (L. bulgaricus), one of the "live cultures" in the cup of yogurt you had for breakfast.

It turns out that a couple of decades on our refrigerator shelves have fundamentally changed old bulgy. He can no longer manufacture much of his own protein; now he has to live in fermented milk.

Given so many examples of such behavior, I am at a loss to explain why some would choose to deny that evolution exists.

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