The Evolution of Bacteriocin Production in Bacterial Biofilms

@article{Bucci2011TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Bacteriocin Production in Bacterial Biofilms},
  author={V. Bucci and Carey D. Nadell and J. Xavier},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2011},
  volume={178},
  pages={E162 - E173}
}
  • V. Bucci, Carey D. Nadell, J. Xavier
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • Bacteriocin production is a spiteful behavior of bacteria that is central to the competitive dynamics of many human pathogens. Social evolution predicts that bacteriocin production is favored when bacteriocin-producing cells are mixed at intermediate frequency with their competitors and when competitive neighborhoods are localized. Both predictions are supported by biofilm experiments. However, the means by which physical and biological processes interact to produce conditions that favor the… CONTINUE READING
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