Kin Recognition in Bacteria.

@article{Wall2016KinRI,
  title={Kin Recognition in Bacteria.},
  author={Daniel Wall},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={
          143-60
        }
}
The ability of bacteria to recognize kin provides a means to form social groups. In turn these groups can lead to cooperative behaviors that surpass the ability of the individual. Kin recognition involves specific biochemical interactions between a receptor(s) and an identification molecule(s). Recognition specificity, ensuring that nonkin are excluded and kin are included, is critical and depends on the number of loci and polymorphisms involved. After recognition and biochemical perception… CONTINUE READING

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