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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. What happens to wild isolates of Escherichia coli bacteria from all walks of life when you put them in a laboratory and starve them? In their Perspective, Rosenberg and Hastings discuss just such a scenario and explain the increased rate of stress-induced mutagenesis--a strategy that may hasten evolution--in starved, aging bacterial colonies derived from wild isolates (Bjedov et al.).

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      bacterial culture starvation,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,stress-inducible mutation,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722030949927T,mismatch repair,stationary-phase mutation,Escherichia coli

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