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Guest Commentary by Dr. Martyn Rittman
A common problem faced in research is when a set of data has been collected on the one hand, and a theoretical model (a set of equations with input parameters) exists on the other. We want to know firstly, whether the model describes the data well and secondly, what variables of the model give the best possible fit.
Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on the face of the Earth and have the uncanny ability to overcome even the harshest of environments, from acidic hot springs to the ice-fields of the poles and deep portions of the Earth’s crust. They are so abundant, that they make up the majority of the total biomass on earth. Astonishingly, nearly 90% of the cells that move around with humans are actually bacteria , though since they are so much smaller than human cells, they make up only about 10 percent of our body-weight. Continue reading
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