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Suicidal chemotaxis in bacteria

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Bacteria commonly live in surface-associated communities where steep gradients of antibiotics and other chemical compounds can occur. While many bacterial species move on surfaces, we know surprisingly little about how such antibiotic gradients affect cell motility. Here, we study the behaviour of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa in stable spatial gradients of several antibiotics by tracking thousands of cells in microfluidic devices as they form biofilms. Unexpectedly, these...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-022-35311-4

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ORCID:
0000-0001-8909-0847
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Wellcome Trust
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209397/Z/17/Z
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European Commission
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787932
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Springer Nature
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Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Article number:
7608
Publication date:
2022-12-09
Acceptance date:
2022-11-28
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2041-1723
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English
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1315037
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pubs:1315037
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2022-12-14

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