Bacterial competition: surviving and thriving in the microbial jungle

  title={Bacterial competition: surviving and thriving in the microbial jungle},
  author={Michael E Hibbing and Clay Fuqua and Matthew R. Parsek and S Brook Peterson},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
Most natural environments harbour a stunningly diverse collection of microbial species. In these communities, bacteria compete with their neighbours for space and resources. Laboratory experiments with pure and mixed cultures have revealed many active mechanisms by which bacteria can impair or kill other microorganisms. In addition, a growing body of theoretical and experimental population studies indicates that the interactions within and between bacterial species can have a profound impact on… CONTINUE READING
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