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Social evolution in micro-organisms and a Trojan horse approach to medical intervention strategies.

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Medical science is typically pitted against the evolutionary forces acting upon infective populations of bacteria. As an alternative strategy, we could exploit our growing understanding of population dynamics of social traits in bacteria to help treat bacterial disease. In particular, population dynamics of social traits could be exploited to introduce less virulent strains of bacteria, or medically beneficial alleles into infective populations. We discuss how bacterial strains adopting diffe...

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10.1098/rstb.2009.0055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences More from this journal
Volume:
364
Issue:
1533
Pages:
3157-3168
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Language:
English
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uuid:fbbe0f6a-cf68-4689-a5d5-939126b7387a
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209592
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2012-12-19

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