I am working on Evolution of Generalists in bacteria. I have danced to one of my most exciting results where I see that bacteria selected in the fluctuating environments show resistance to uncorrelated antibacterial compounds. These uncorrelated antibacterial compounds are very specific in their mode of action and the current understanding says that pre-exposure to these specific compounds is the only major route producing bacteria resistant to them. With approximately 500 generations of selection (brought about by fluctuations of commonplace parameters like pH, salt and hydrogen peroxide) I see evolution of generalists. These generalists show better resistance than control populations to varied kind of antibacterial substances like heavy metals and antibiotics.
Few (subtle?) points which I hope you have noticed before reading this!
- Different lighting and face painting for underlining the difference between harsh and conducible environments
- Latin dance style of Salsa when population is better adapted to the environment while contemporary for the struggle during adaptation
- Mutations in the sequence on the waist belt along with more pronounced expression of the same in the skirt colors
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