Impact of bacterial mutation rate on coevolutionary dynamics between bacteria and phages.

@article{Morgan2010ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of bacterial mutation rate on coevolutionary dynamics between bacteria and phages.},
  author={Andrew D. Morgan and Michael B. Bonsall and Angus Buckling},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={2980-7}
}
Mutator bacteria are frequently found in natural populations of bacteria and although coevolution with parasitic viruses (phages) is thought to be one reason for their persistence, it remains unclear how the presence of mutators affects coevolutionary dynamics. We hypothesized that phages must themselves adapt more rapidly or go extinct, in the face of… CONTINUE READING