Intercellular communication by related bacterial protein toxins: colicins, contact-dependent inhibitors, and proteins exported by the type VI secretion system.


Bacteria are in constant conflict with competing bacterial and eukaryotic cells. To cope with the various challenges, bacteria developed distinct strategies, such as toxins that inhibit the growth or kill rivals of the same ecological niche. In recent years, two toxin systems have been discovered - the type VI secretion system and the contact-dependent… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12180


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