Protein synthesis molecule by molecule
Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Genome Biology 2006, 7:221 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-6-221Published: 20 June 2006
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.