Synergistic interactions in the microbial world

  title={Synergistic interactions in the microbial world},
  author={Bernhard Schink},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
After several decades of microbiological research has focused on pure cultures, synergistic effects between different types of microorganisms find increasing interest. Interspecies interactions between prokaryotic cells have been studied into depth mainly with respect to syntrophic cooperations involved in methanogenic degradation of electron-rich substrates such as fatty acids, alcohols, and aromatics. Partners involved in these processes have to run their metabolism at minimal energy… CONTINUE READING