K-12, model organism?

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K-12, model organism?

Post by cloudnine » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:15 am

is E coli K-12 strain a model for molecular studying?
why it is so?
honestly, i don't know.

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Post by canalon » Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:02 pm

Because it is so?
A few reason, probably in order of significance:
- Habit. Everyone does so, so there are more data, so it's easier touse that rather than reoidng all the work for my new favorite strain.
- It's safe.
- It has undergone relatively few genetic manipulation since isolation.
- It's in almost everybody strain collection
- It's cheap at the ATCC (compared to some others at least)

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