A Social Life for Discerning Microbes

Sam P. Brown, Angus Buckling

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Abstract / Description of output

Microbes are not only extremely social but also extremely discerning about whom they socialize with. Recent research has uncovered some of the evolutionary explanations behind these feats of social sophistication in bacteria (Ackermann et al., 2008; Diggle et al., 2007) and, most recently, has provided insights into the molecular mechanisms of discrimination in yeast (Smukalla et al., 2008).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-603
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2008


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