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  1. Lenski, R. E., and T. C. Burnham. 2017. Experimental evolution of bacteria across 60,000 generations, and what it might mean for economics and human decision-making. Journal of Bioeconomics, in press. (Full Text via ReadCube)
  2. Lenski, R. E. 2017. Experimental evolution and the dynamics of adaptation and genome evolution in microbial populations. ISME Journal 11: 2181-2194. (Article)
  3. Lenski, R. E. 2017. Convergence and divergence in a long-term experiment with bacteria. American Naturalist 190: S57-S68. (Abstract)
  4. Lenski, R. E. 2017. What is adaptation by natural selection? Perspectives of an experimental microbiologist. PLOS Genetics 13: e1006668. (Open Access)
  5. Wiser, M. J., and R. E. Lenski. 2017. Evolutionary theory and experiments with microorganisms. In Reference Modules in Life Sciences. Elsevier, Oxford, UK. (Abstract)
  6. Losos, J., and R. E. Lenski, eds. 2016. How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and Society. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. [Revision and condensation of publication 222.] (Princeton University Press)
  7. Lenski, R. E. 2016. How evolution shapes our lives. In J. Losos and R. E. Lenski, eds. How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and Society. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. [Revision and expansion of publication 221.] (Book Chapter)
  8. Lenski, R. E., and D. S. Wilson. 2016. Evolutionary biology’s master craftsman: an interview with Richard Lenski. This View of Life [web magazine]. (Website)
  9. Fox, J. W., and R. E. Lenski. 2015. From here to eternity–the theory and practice of a really long experiment. PLOS Biology 13:e1002185. (Article)
  10. Barrick, J. E., and R. E. Lenski. 2013. Genome dynamics during experimental evolution. Nature Reviews Genetics 14:827-839. (Abstract)
  11. Losos, J., D. Baum, D. Futuyma, H. Hoekstra, R. E. Lenski, A. J. Moore, K. Peichel, D. Schluter, and M. Whitlock, eds. 2013. Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. (Princeton University Press)
  12. Lenski, R. E. 2013. Evolution and modern society. Pp. 727-731 in J. Losos, D. Baum, D. Futuyma, H. Hoekstra, R. E. Lenski, A. J. Moore, K. Peichel, D. Schluter, and M. Whitlock, eds. Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. (Princeton University Press)
  13. Kawecki, T. J., R. E. Lenski, D. Ebert, B. Hollis, I. Olivieri, and M. C. Whitlock. 2012. The value of complementary approaches in evolutionary research: reply to Magalhães and Matos. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:650-651. (Link)
  14. Kawecki, T. J., R. E. Lenski, D. Ebert, B. Hollis, I. Olivieri, and M. C. Whitlock. 2012. Experimental evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:547-560. (Abstract)
  15. Morris, J. J., R. E. Lenski, and E. R. Zinser. 2012. The Black Queen Hypothesis: Evolution of dependencies through adaptive gene loss. mBio 3:e00036-12. (Abstract)[doi:10.5061/dryad.7j8c5s5j]
  16. Lenski, R. E. 2011. Chance and necessity in the evolution of a bacterial pathogen (News and Views). Nature Genetics 43:1174-1176. (Link)
  17. Haag, E. S., and R. E. Lenski. 2011. L’enfant terrible at 30: the maturation of evolutionary developmental biology (meeting review). Development 138:2633-2637. (Abstract)
  18. Lenski, R. E. 2011. Evolution in action: a 50,000-generation salute to Charles Darwin. Microbe 6:30-33. (Journal PDF)
  19. Daegelen, P., F. W. Studier, R. E. Lenski, S. Cure, and J. F. Kim. 2009. Tracing ancestors and relatives of Escherichia coli B, and the derivation of B strains REL606 and BL21(DE3). Journal of Molecular Biology 394:634-643. (Abstract)
  20. Lenski, R. E., and M. J. Wiser. 2009. Evolution, theory and experiments with microorganisms. Pp. 550-564 in M. Schaechter, ed. Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3rd edition. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
  21. Lenski, R. E. 2009. Evolution: Past, Present and Future. Essay and video interview for the National Science Foundation's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. (NSF Special Report)
  22. Lenski, R. E. 2009. Lederberg, Joshua (biographical essay). Pp. 678-680 in M. Ruse and J. Travis, eds. Evolution: The First Four Billion Years. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. (Publisher)
  23. Lenski, R. E. 2008. Chance and necessity in evolution. Pp. 3-16 in S. Conway Morris, ed. The Deep Structure of Biology: Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal? Templeton Foundation Press, West Conshohocken, PA. (Order)
  24. Yoshida, T., S. P. Ellner, L. E. Jones, B. J. M. Bohannan, R. E. Lenski, and N. G. Hairston, Jr. 2007. Cryptic population dynamics: rapid evolution masks trophic interactions. PLoS Biology 5:1868-1879. (Article)
  25. Philippe, N., E. Crozat, R. E. Lenski, and D. Schneider. 2007. Evolution of global regulatory networks during a long-term experiment with Escherichia coli. BioEssays 29:846-860. (Abstract)
  26. Lenski, R. E., J. E. Barrick, and C. Ofria. 2006. Balancing robustness and evolvability (Essay). PLoS Biology 4:e428 [3 pp]. (PLoS Biology)
  27. Lenski, R. E. 2006. E. coli as a model organism in evolutionary genetics. Pp. 485-487 in C. W. Fox and J. B. Wolf, eds. Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies. Oxford University Press, New York. (Book contents)
  28. Lenski, R. E. 2005. A synthesizer's parting words: Ernst Mayr reflects on evolutionary biology as science (special book article). BioScience 54:697-701. (BioScience site)
  29. Lenski, R. E., and P. Keim. 2005. Population genetics of bacteria in a forensic context. Pp. 355-369 in R. G. Breeze, B. Budowle, and S. E. Schutzer, editors. Microbial Forensics. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, California. (Publisher)(Acrobat file)
  30. Eldredge, N., J. N. Thompson, P. M. Brakefield, S. Gavrilets, D. Jablonski, J. B. C. Jackson, R. E. Lenski, B. S. Lieberman, M. A. McPeek, and W. Miller III. 2005. The dynamics of evolutionary stasis. Paleobiology 31:133-145.
  31. Lenski, R. E. 2004. Microbial evolution in action. Microbiology Today 31:158. (Microbiology Today)(Acrobat file)
  32. Lenski, R. E. 2004. The future of evolutionary biology. Ludus Vitalis (special issue honoring Ernst Mayr on his 100th birthday) 12:67-89. (Acrobat file)
  33. Schneider, D., and R. E. Lenski. 2004. Dynamics of insertion sequence elements during experimental evolution of bacteria. Research in Microbiology 155:319-327. (Abstract)(Acrobat file)
  34. Lenski, R. E. 2004. Phenotypic and genomic evolution during a 20,000-generation experiment with the bacterium Escherichia coli. Plant Breeding Reviews 24:225-265. (Acrobat file)
  35. Elena, S. F., and R. E. Lenski. 2003. Evolution experiments with microorganisms: the dynamics and genetic bases of adaptation. Nature Reviews Genetics 4:457-469. (Nature Rev. Gen.)(Acrobat file)
  36. Pagel, M., S. Frank, C. Godfray, B. K. Hall, K. Hawkes, D. M. Hillis, A. Kodric-Brown, R. E. Lenski, and A. Pomiankowski, editors. 2002. Encyclopedia of Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York. (Order)
  37. Lenski, R. E. 2002. Resistance, cost of. Pp. 1008-1010 in M. Pagel, S. Frank, C. Godfray, B. K. Hall, K. Hawkes, D. M. Hillis, A. Kodric-Brown, R. E. Lenski, and A. Pomiankowski, eds. Encyclopedia of Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York. (Order)
  38. Lenski, R. E. 2002. Experimental evolution: a long-term study with E. coli. Pp. 342-344 in M. Pagel, S. Frank, C. Godfray, B. K. Hall, K. Hawkes, D. M. Hillis, A. Kodric-Brown, R. E. Lenski, and A. Pomiankowski, eds. Encyclopedia of Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York. (Order)
  39. Lenski, R. E. 2002. Basic reproductive rate (R0). Pp. 93-94 in M. Pagel, S. Frank, C. Godfray, B. K. Hall, K. Hawkes, D. M. Hillis, A. Kodric-Brown, R. E. Lenski, and A. Pomiankowski, eds. Encyclopedia of Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York. (Order)
  40. Lenski, R. E., and M. A. Riley. 2002. Chemical warfare from an ecological perspective (Commentary). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99:556-558. (Link)(Acrobat file)
  41. Lenski, R. E. 2001. Twice as natural (Concepts). Nature 414:255. (Acrobat file)
  42. Lenski, R. E. 2001. Come fly, and leave the baggage behind (Perspective). Science 294:533-534. (Reprint)(Acrobat file)
  43. Lenski, R. E. 2001. Evolutionary rate. Pp. 671-672 in S. Brenner and J. Miller, editors-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Genetics. Academic Press, San Diego. (Acrobat file)
  44. Lenski, R. E. 2001. Testing Antonovics' five tenets of ecological genetics: experiments with bacteria at the interface of ecology and genetics. Pp. 25-45 in M. C. Press, N. Huntly, and S. Levin, eds. Ecology: Achievement and Challenge. Blackwell Science, Oxford. (Acrobat file)
  45. Lenski, R. E. 2000. Evolution: fact and theory. Published by ActionBioScience, a refereed web site dedicated to promoting bioscience literacy. (Link)
  46. Lenski, R. E., and G. J. Velicer. 2000. Games microbes play. Selection 1:89-95. (Acrobat file)
  47. Bohannan, B. J. M., and R. E. Lenski. 2000. Linking genetic change to community evolution: insights from studies of bacteria and bacteriophage. Ecology Letters 3:362-377. (Acrobat file)
  48. Lenski, R. E. 2000. Evolution, theory and experiments. Vol. 2, pp. 283-298 in J. Lederberg, editor. Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego.
  49. Lenski, R. E. 1999. A distinction between the origin and maintenance of sex (Comment). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12:1034-1035.
  50. Lenski, R. E. 1997. The cost of antibiotic resistance - from the perspective of a bacterium. Pp. 131-151 in D. J. Chadwick and J. Goode, eds. Antibiotic Resistance: Origins, Evolution, Selection and Spread (Ciba Foundation Symposium 207). Wiley, Chichester, UK. (Abstract)
  51. Lenski, R. E. 1995. Molecules are more than markers: new directions in molecular microbial ecology. Molecular Ecology 4:643-651. (Abstract)
  52. Lenski, R. E. 1995. Evolution in experimental populations of bacteria. Pp. 193-215 in S. Baumberg, J. P. W. Young, E. M. H. Wellington, and J. R. Saunders, editors. Population Genetics of Bacteria (Society for General Microbiology Symposium Series). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  53. Lenski, R. E. 1993. Assessing the genetic structure of microbial populations (Commentary). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 90:4334-4336. (Abstract)(Acrobat file)
  54. Lenski, R. E. 1993. Evaluating the fate of genetically modified microorganisms in the environment: are they inherently less fit? Experientia 49:201-209. (Abstract)
  55. Lenski, R. E., and J. E. Mittler. 1993. The directed mutation controversy and neo-Darwinism. Science 259:188-194. (Abstract)(Acrobat file)
  56. Lenski, R. E. 1992. Experimental evolution. Vol. 2, pp. 125-140 in J. Lederberg, editor. Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Academic Press, San Diego. (Acrobat file)
  57. Lenski, R. E. 1991. Quantifying fitness and gene stability in microorganisms. Pp. 173-192 in L. R. Ginzburg, editor. Assessing Ecological Risks of Biotechnology. Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston. (Abstract)(Acrobat file)
  58. Lenski, R. E. 1989. Are some mutations directed? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 4:148-150. (Acrobat file)
  59. Tiedje, J. M., R. K. Colwell, Y. L. Grossman, R. Hodson, R. E. Lenski, R. N. Mack, and P. J. Regal. 1989. The planned introduction of genetically engineered organisms: ecological considerations and recommendations. Ecology 70:298-315. (Acrobat file)
  60. Lenski, R. E. 1988. Evolution of plague virulence (News and Views). Nature 334:473-474. (Acrobat file)
  61. Lenski, R. E., and T. T. Nguyen. 1988. Stability of recombinant DNA and its effects on fitness. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 3:S18-S20. (Acrobat file)
  62. Lenski, R. E. 1988. Dynamics of interactions between bacteria and virulent phage. Advances in Microbial Ecology 10:1-44. (Acrobat file)
  63. Levin, B. R., and R. E. Lenski. 1985. Bacteria and phage: a model system for the study of the ecology and coevolution of hosts and parasites. Pp. 227-242 in D. Rollinson and R. M. Anderson, editors. Ecology and Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions. Academic Press, London.
  64. Levin, B. R., and R. E. Lenski. 1983. Coevolution in bacteria and their viruses and plasmids. Pp. 99-127 in D. J. Futuyma and M. Slatkin, editors. Coevolution. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Mass. (Acrobat file)

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