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Is bacterial persistence a social trait?

Abstract:

The ability of bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotics has been much reported in recent years. It is less well-known that within populations of bacteria there are cells which are resistant due to a non-inherited phenotypic switch to a slow-growing state. Although such 'persister' cells are receiving increasing attention, the evolutionary forces involved have been relatively ignored. Persistence has a direct benefit to cells because it allows survival during catastrophes-a form of bet-hed...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PloS one More from this journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2007-01-01
EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:211101
UUID:
uuid:1f2da2ec-ca45-420a-bcad-8182b18800f6
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pubs:211101
Source identifiers:
211101
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2013-11-16

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