Slow and steady wins the race: an examination of bacterial persistence

@article{Renbarger2017SlowAS,
  title={Slow and steady wins the race: an examination of bacterial persistence},
  author={Tara L. Renbarger and Jennifer M Baker and W. Matthew Sattley},
  journal={AIMS Microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={171 - 185}
}
Bacterial persistence is a state of metabolic dormancy among a small fraction (<1%) of a genetically identical population of cells that, as a result, becomes transiently resistant to environmental stressors. Such cells, called persisters, are able to survive indeterminate periods of exposure to challenging and even hostile environmental conditions, including nutrient deprivation, oxidative stress, or the presence of an antibiotic to which the bacterium would normally be susceptible… 

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