Prey bacteria shape the community structure of their predators

  title={Prey bacteria shape the community structure of their predators},
  author={Huan Chen and Rana Athar and Guili Zheng and Henry Neal Williams},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
Although predator–prey interactions among higher organisms have been studied extensively, only few examples are known for microbes other than protists and viruses. Among the bacteria, the most studied obligate predators are the Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) that prey on many other bacteria. In the macroscopical world, both predator and prey influence the population size of the other's community, and may have a role in selection. However, selective pressures among prey and predatory… CONTINUE READING
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