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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Dragoš, Anna; Martin, Marivic; Garcia, Carolina Falcón; Kricks, Lara; Pausch, Patrick; Heimerl, Thomas; Bálint, Balázs; Maróti, Gergely; Bange, Gert; López, Daniel; Lieleg, Oliver; Kovács, Ákos T. 
Title:
Collapse of genetic division of labour and evolution of autonomy in pellicle biofilms 
Abstract:
Closely related microorganisms often cooperate, but the prevalence and stability of cooperation between different genotypes remain debatable. Here, we track the evolution of pellicle biofilms formed through genetic division of labour and ask whether partially deficient partners can evolve autonomy. Pellicles of Bacillus subtilis rely on an extracellular matrix composed of exopolysaccharide (EPS) and the fibre protein TasA. In monocultures, ∆eps and ∆tasA mutants fail to form pellicles, but, faci...    »
 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie 
Journal title:
Nature Microbiology 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
12 
Pages contribution:
1451-1460 
Covered by:
Scopus 
Reviewed:
ja 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
Springer Nature America, Inc 
E-ISSN:
2058-5276 
Date of publication:
08.10.2018 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet für Biomechanik, MW