Title

Bacterial Adaptation in Structured Environments: Lessons from Darwin's Finches

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-10-2020

Publication Title

Trends in Microbiology

First page number:

1

Last page number:

2

Abstract

Intricate gene regulatory networks control the transition between the planktonic and biofilm lifestyles in bacteria. New evidence from Mhatre et al. uncovers how various adaptive mutations that arose in a key gene at the nexus of signaling networks in Burkholderia cenocepacia led to the emergence of lineages with different ecological roles, enabling stable coexistence of multiple genotypes and increasing productivity of the community.

Keywords

Biofilm; Burkholderia cenocepacia; Finch; Gene mutation; Gene regulatory network; Genotype; Lifestyle; Nonhuman; Productivity; Short survey; Signal transduction

Disciplines

Bacteria | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Organisms | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Plant Sciences

Language

English

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