News tagged with bacterial population

Chatting coordinates heterogeneity

Bacterial cells communicate with one another by using chemical signal molecules, which they synthesize and secrete into their surroundings. By this means, the behavior of an entire population can be controlled and coordinated. ...

dateJul 26, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gene transfer keeps bacteria fit

Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have discovered that Bartonella bacteria exchange genes efficiently using a domesticated virus encoded in their genome. As the findings published in Cell Systems demonstrate, ...

dateJun 15, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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