Growth strategy of microbes on mixed carbon sources

@article{Wang2019GrowthSO,
  title={Growth strategy of microbes on mixed carbon sources},
  author={Xin Wang and Kang Xia and Xiaojing Yang and Chao Tang},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2019},
  volume={10}
}
A classic problem in microbiology is that bacteria display two types of growth behavior when cultured on a mixture of two carbon sources: the two sources are sequentially consumed one after another (diauxie) or they are simultaneously consumed (co-utilization). The search for the molecular mechanism of diauxie led to the discovery of the lac operon. However, questions remain as why microbes would bother to have different strategies of taking up nutrients. Here we show that diauxie versus co… 
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