The Andromeda Strain

by Michael Crichton

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How do proteins in the Andromeda Strain relate to different environments?

I have already included something about how the Andromeda bacteria couldn't live in too high or low PH levels.

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I'd start by pulling back a bit, and, rather than focusing on proteins, focus on the idea of microorganisms adapting to different environment. You might look at the ideas of "panspermia," which discuss how spores or microscopic organisms might have brought life to Earth by traveling through space. Likewise, you might look up "astrobiology," which is the more formal study of such issues. Both searches will help you discuss how the Andromeda strain might or might not adapt to our environment.

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