Selection and fitness in bacteriocin-producing bacteria.

  title={Selection and fitness in bacteriocin-producing bacteria.},
  author={Gary A Dykes and John Woodland Hastings},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={264 1382},
Bacteriocins are proteinaceous anticompetitor molecules produced by bacteria against closely related species. A number of theoretical models have been used to explain experimental data that indicate high polymorphisms among bacteriocins and a frequency-dependent nature of selection for bacteriocin-producing strains. The majority of these experimental data were, however, obtained from investigations into the colicin group of bacteriocins produced by Gram-negative bacteria. The conclusions drawn… CONTINUE READING

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