Within-host competition determines reproductive success of temperate bacteriophages

@article{Refardt2011WithinhostCD,
  title={Within-host competition determines reproductive success of temperate bacteriophages},
  author={Dominik Refardt},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={1451-1460}
}
Within-host competition between parasites is frequently invoked as a major force for parasite evolution, yet quantitative studies on its extent in an organismal group are lacking. Temperate bacteriophages are diverse and abundant parasites of bacteria, distinguished by their ability to enter a facultative dormant state in their host. Bacteria can accumulate multiple phages that may eventually abandon dormancy in response to host stress. Host resources are then converted into phage particles… CONTINUE READING
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