Did you know?
E. coli can live as long as five years without food
Scientists discovered the genetic code by studying E. coli
Over 70,000 people get sick with the O157:H7 strain of E. coli each year
Curious to learn more?
Watch this Scientific American podcast where Carl Zimmer, author of Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life talks about the bacteria.
Then, visit Carl Zimmer’s official website and buy your copy of Microcosm.