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Evolution of social interactions associated with matrix production in Bacillus...

Bacteria mostly live in collectives, where social interactions are prevalent. In biofilms, groups of surface-attached matrix-bound microbial cells exist and interact. Recent studies demonstrate that experimental evolution can be applied to biofilms to investigate and monitor the alterations in social...
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Mechanistic and metabolic basis of bacterial cross-feeding

In their natural habitat, microorganisms interact with a variety of micro- as well as macroorganisms. Such interactions result in either positive or negative effects on the growth and survival of involved species. Negative effects on growth, can be mostly attributed to competition for limited resources...