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Siderophore-mediated cooperation and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Abstract:

Why should organisms cooperate with each other? Helping close relatives that are likely to share the same genes (kin selection) is one important explanation that is likely to apply across taxa. The production of metabolically costly extracellular iron-scavenging molecules (siderophores) by microorganisms is a cooperative behaviour because it benefits nearby conspecifics. We review experiments focusing on the production of the primary siderophore (pyoverdin) of the opportunistic bacterial path...

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Buckling, A More by this author
Harrison, F More by this author
Brockhurst, MA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
FEMS microbiology ecology
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
135-141
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1574-6941
ISSN:
0168-6496
URN:
uuid:c1f5c7b6-7ca7-4c21-a64b-8b790611b6b4
Source identifiers:
209762
Local pid:
pubs:209762

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