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Protein synthesis molecule by molecule

Ido Golding and Edward C Cox

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Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Genome Biology 2006, 7:221  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-6-221

Published: 20 June 2006

Abstract

Since the earliest days of molecular biology it has been known that even a seemingly uniform culture of bacteria is made up of cells very different from each other in terms of their levels of a given protein. This individuality has now finally been quantified at single-molecule resolution, as reported in two recent papers.