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Rapid radiation in bacteria leads to a division of labour

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The division of labour is a central feature of the most sophisticated biological systems, including genomes, multicellular organisms and societies, which took millions of years to evolve. Here we show that a well-organized and robust division of labour can evolve in a matter of days. Mutants emerge within bacterial colonies and work with the parent strain to gain new territory. The two strains self-organize in space: one provides a wetting polymer at the colony edge, whereas the other sits be...

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10.1038/ncomms10508

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Magdalen College
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Nature communications Journal website
Publication date:
2016-02-08
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2041-1723
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pubs:600449
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uri:fd68baa9-53a6-45dd-a39f-64ec9ec86133
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uuid:fd68baa9-53a6-45dd-a39f-64ec9ec86133
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