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Is bacterial persistence a social trait?

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The ability of bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotics has been much reported in recent years. It is less well-known that within populations of bacteria there are cells which are resistant due to a non-inherited phenotypic switch to a slow-growing state. Although such 'persister' cells are receiving increasing attention, the evolutionary forces involved here have been relatively ignored. Persistence has a direct benefit to cells because it allows survival during catastrophes - a form of ...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0000752

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University of Oxford
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St John's College
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University of Edinburgh
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Institute of Evolutionary Biology
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University of Edinburgh
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Institute of Evolutionary Biology
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University of California at Berkeley, USA
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Gardner, A
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Griffin, A
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West, S
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
8
Article number:
e752
Publication date:
2007-08-01
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1932 6203
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English
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2009-05-22

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