Article & Publication – Altruistic Bacteria

“Researchers Discover Bacterial Charity Work”
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

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Article:
www.hhmi.org/news/collins20100901.html
Full publication:
Henry H. Lee, Michael N. Molla, Charles R. Cantor & James J. Collins
“Bacterial charity work leads to population-wide resistance”
Nature 467, pp. 82-85 (02 September 2010) doi:10.1038/nature09354

Description
Selfless defense of an E. coli colony. Given that evolution is gene based, altruism makes sense. W.D. Hamilton rides again.

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