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Costs and benefits of provocation in bacterial warfare

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Competition in animals involves a wide variety of aggressive behaviors. One of the most sophisticated strategies for a focal actor is to provoke a competitor into uncontrolled aggression toward other competitors. Like animals, bacteria rely on a broad spectrum of molecular weapons, some of which provoke potential rivals by triggering retaliation. While bacterial provocation is well documented, its potential adaptive value has received little attention. Here, we examine the costs and benefits ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1073/pnas.1801028115

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Gonzalez, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
ORCID:
0000-0003-4687-6633
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ORCID:
0000-0002-7449-1151
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
29
Pages:
7593-7598
Publication date:
2018-07-02
Acceptance date:
2018-06-14
DOI:
EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Pubs id:
pubs:866107
URN:
uri:ffc9277d-2ae8-4be8-bac7-fbf6088aa24c
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uuid:ffc9277d-2ae8-4be8-bac7-fbf6088aa24c
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pubs:866107

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