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Competition sensing: The social side of bacterial stress responses

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The field of ecology has long recognized two types of competition: exploitative competition, which occurs indirectly through resource consumption, and interference competition, whereby one individual directly harms another. Here, we argue that these two forms of competition have played a dominant role in the evolution of bacterial regulatory networks. In particular, we argue that several of the major bacterial stress responses detect ecological competition by sensing nutrient limitation (expl...

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10.1038/nrmicro2977

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Cornforth, DM More by this author
Foster, KR More by this author
Journal:
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
285-293
Publication date:
2013-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1740-1534
ISSN:
1740-1526
URN:
uuid:84306e14-3e33-42af-8bc2-25d5202fad11
Source identifiers:
406370
Local pid:
pubs:406370
Language:
English

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