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Science 318 (5850): 578-579

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

MICROBIOLOGY:
Deadly Priming

Roberto Kolter

Bacteria behave like cells of a multicellular organism, secreting a molecule that primes a subpopulation to commit suicide during stressful conditions.


The author is in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. E-mail: rkolter{at}hms.harvard.edu



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