Sustainable diversity of phage-bacteria systems

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Bacteriophages are central to microbial ecosystems for balancing bacterial populations and promoting evolution by applying strong selection pressure. Here, we review some of the known aspects that modulate phage–bacteria interaction in a way that naturally promotes their coexistence. We focus on the modulations that arise from structural, physical, or physiological constraints. We argue they should play roles in many phage–bacteria systems providing sustainable diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100468
JournalCurrent Opinion in Systems Biology
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

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    Research areas

  • Colony, Dormancy, Kill the winner, Spatial refuge, Virulent phage

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