Gemeinsam stärker: metabolische Arbeitsteilung bei Bakterien
Microorganisms frequently engage in reciprocal cross-feeding interactions, in which two or more bacterial strains exchange essential metabolites. Benefits stemming from losing the biosynthetic capabilities to produce certain metabolites likely drive the emergence of these metabolic interdependencies. By using nanotubes, bacteria can effectively exchange nutrients with other cells and – in this way – divide metabolic functions within microbial communities.
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