Genotype-by-environment interactions influencing the emergence of rpoS mutations in Escherichia coli populations.

Polymorphisms in rpoS are common in Escherichia coli. rpoS status influences a trade-off between nutrition and stress resistance and hence fitness across different environments. To analyze the selective pressures acting on rpoS, measurement of glucose transport rates in rpoS+ and rpoS bacteria was used to estimate the role of F(nc), the fitness gain due to… CONTINUE READING