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Same but different: Researchers uncover a mechanism of how bacteria with the same genotype can show a different phenotype

Added: 21.04.2017 18:09 | 11 views | 0 comments

Bacterial populations pose an intriguing puzzle: in so-called isogenic populations, all bacteria have the same genes, but they still behave differently, for example grow at different speeds. Researchers now solved a part of this puzzle by studying how the bacterium Escherichia coli divides up a protein complex that detoxifies cells by pumping multiple drugs such as antibiotics out of the cell.

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