Smart animals: bees trained to pull strings for treat (Animals)

by David Turell @, Saturday, October 08, 2016, 15:30 (499 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: In e. coli experiment advances paused. If all colonies died there would have been no experiment.
Dhw: I presume the researchers replaced the first colonies with new ones.DAVID: No, the colonies paused and then advanced.

I have found the quote: “It took some doing (the first few colonies succumbed to contamination and water condensation) but eventually they had the movie you see here.” Did I misunderstand something?

Yes. 'Contamination and water condensation' are problems with experimental design, not at all the issue of the experiment, response to antibiotics.

dhw: I wonder how many alternative pathways there are, bearing in mind the millions of problems bacteria have had to solve over the last 3.7 billion years. As for their “capacity”, one possible description of it is “intelligence”.

These are alternative biochemical processes which have been found to exist in bacteria.

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