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The Pseudomonas aeruginosa PSL Polysaccharide Is a Social but Noncheatable Trait in Biofilms

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Extracellular polysaccharides are compounds secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding environment, and they are important for surface attachment and maintaining structural integrity within biofilms. The social nature of many extracellular polysaccharides remains unclear, and it has been suggested that they could function as either cooperative public goods or as traits that provide a competitive advantage. Here, we empirically tested the cooperative nature of the PSL polysaccharide, whic...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1128/mbio.00374-17

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Young Investigators RGY0081/2012
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Marie Curie Fellowship (PIIF-GA-2012-329832
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University Research Fellowships
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology Publisher's website
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mBio Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
e00374-17
Publication date:
2017-06-20
Acceptance date:
2017-05-19
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EISSN:
2150-7511
ISSN:
2150-7511
Pmid:
28634237
Source identifiers:
702215
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English
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pubs:702215
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uuid:59de04be-7877-4db1-83c2-cc98fa143f78
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pubs:702215
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2017-10-16

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