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When We Stop Thinking about Microbes as Cells


van Gestel, Jordi; Kolter, Roberto (2019). When We Stop Thinking about Microbes as Cells. Journal of Molecular Biology, 431(14):2487-2492.

Abstract

Microbes are often thought of as individual cells. However, in their natural habitats, they typically exist in the context of other cells, be they of the same or different species. How these cells interact in space and time is key to their ecology and evolution. In this perspective, we consider the implications of this in terms of the future of microbiological research.

This article is part of the special issue "Microbiology: how to bridge mechanisms and phenomenology" edited by Suckjoon Jun.

Abstract

Microbes are often thought of as individual cells. However, in their natural habitats, they typically exist in the context of other cells, be they of the same or different species. How these cells interact in space and time is key to their ecology and evolution. In this perspective, we consider the implications of this in terms of the future of microbiological research.

This article is part of the special issue "Microbiology: how to bridge mechanisms and phenomenology" edited by Suckjoon Jun.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Molecular Biology
Language:English
Date:1 June 2019
Deposited On:07 Feb 2020 12:47
Last Modified:07 Feb 2020 12:48
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-2836
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2019.05.004
Project Information:
  • : FunderH2020
  • : Grant ID742235
  • : Project TitleEBM - The evolvability of bacterial multicellularity

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