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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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Institution:
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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Andy Gardner
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Stuart A. West
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Ashleigh S. Griffin
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
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2
Issue:
8
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Article: e752
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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1932 6203
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uuid:af352790-aebc-4b8f-9144-3657ec2fc5c3
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ora:2798

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