Sympatric inhibition and niche differentiation suggest alternative coevolutionary trajectories among Streptomycetes

@article{Kinkel2014SympatricIA,
  title={Sympatric inhibition and niche differentiation suggest alternative coevolutionary trajectories among Streptomycetes},
  author={Linda L. Kinkel and Daniel C. Schlatter and Kun Xiao and Anita Davelos Baines},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={249-256}
}
Soil bacteria produce a diverse array of antibiotics, yet our understanding of the specific roles of antibiotics in the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of microbial interactions in natural habitats remains limited. Here, we show a significant role for antibiotics in mediating antagonistic interactions and nutrient competition among locally coexisting Streptomycete populations from soil. We found that antibiotic inhibition is significantly more intense among sympatric than allopatric… CONTINUE READING