Cooperation among Microorganisms

  title={Cooperation among Microorganisms},
  author={Ned S. Wingreen and Simon A. Levin},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={319 - 346}
September 2006 | Volume 4 | Issue 9 | e299 One of the organizing principles of life on Earth is that cells cooperate. This is evident in the case of multicellular organisms, from nematodes to humans, but it also appears to apply widely among single-celled organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and amoeba. In many cases, the label “single-celled” applies to only part of the life cycle of these organisms. For example, the model amoeba Dictyostelium discodium is singlecelled under conditions of… CONTINUE READING


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