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The ecology and evolution of microbial competition

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Microbes are typically surrounded by different strains and species with whom they compete for scarce nutrients and limited space. Given such challenging living conditions, microbes have evolved a plethora of phenotypes with which they can outcompete and displace their neighbours: secretions to harvest resources, loss of costly genes whose products can be obtained from others, stabbing and poisoning neighbouring cells, or colonising spaces while preventing others from doing so. These competiti...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tim.2016.06.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Trends in Microbiology More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
10
Pages:
833–845
Publication date:
2016-08-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-28
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0966-842X
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pubs:634633
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uuid:a8d01d4c-66c2-4c42-9497-c141f478ade4
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pubs:634633
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634633
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2016-07-19

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