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Evolutionary explanations for heterogeneous behavior in clonal bacterial populations


Kümmerli, Rolf; Frank, Steven A (2023). Evolutionary explanations for heterogeneous behavior in clonal bacterial populations. Trends in Microbiology, 31(7):665-667.

Abstract

Cellular heterogeneity in clonal bacterial populations is wide-spread. Division of labor and bet hedging are common adaptive explanations for the function of such heterogeneity. We suggest group-level phenotypes via shareable molecules and variation in cellular vigor as two alternative evolutionary explanations for bacterial cellular heterogeneity.

Abstract

Cellular heterogeneity in clonal bacterial populations is wide-spread. Division of labor and bet hedging are common adaptive explanations for the function of such heterogeneity. We suggest group-level phenotypes via shareable molecules and variation in cellular vigor as two alternative evolutionary explanations for bacterial cellular heterogeneity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Quantitative Biomedicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Microbiology
Health Sciences > Microbiology (medical)
Life Sciences > Virology
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Uncontrolled Keywords:Virology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology (medical), Microbiology
Language:English
Date:1 July 2023
Deposited On:06 Feb 2024 08:53
Last Modified:30 Jun 2024 01:38
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0966-842X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2023.04.003
PubMed ID:37117073