Evolution: Spatial Scaling of Microbial Interactions

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Intraspecific incompatibility in the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus demonstrates that the social life of microbes is antagonistic on local and global scales. Antagonistic interactions and non-self recognition are likely to promote microbial diversity in local populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R954-R956
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 3 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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