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Spite and virulence in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Abstract:

Social interactions within populations of pathogenic microbes may play an important role in determining disease virulence. One such ubiquitous interaction is the production of anticompetitor toxins; an example of a spiteful behavior, because it results in direct fitness costs to both the actor and recipient. Following from predictions made by mathematical models, we carried out experiments using the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa to test under what social conditions toxin (bacteriocin) prod...

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10.1073/pnas.0810850106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
106
Issue:
14
Pages:
5703-5707
Publication date:
2009-04-01
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Source identifiers:
209227
Language:
English
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pubs:209227
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uuid:41435ba9-6674-488b-9679-b8c896902327
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pubs:209227
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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