Bacteria grow swiftly and live thriftily

Kolter, Roberto and Balaban, Nathalie and Julou, Thomas. (2022) Bacteria grow swiftly and live thriftily. Current Biology, 32 (12). R599-R605.

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Bacteria have evolved numerous strategies to use resources efficiently. However, bacterial economies depend on both the physiological context of the organisms as well as their growth state - whether they are growing, non-growing or reinitiating growth. In this essay, we discuss some of the features that make bacteria efficient under these different conditions and during the transitions between them. We also highlight the many outstanding questions regarding the physiology of non-growing bacterial cells. Lastly, we examine how efficiency is apparent in both the mode and tempo of bacterial evolution.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Computational & Systems Biology > Bioinformatics (van Nimwegen) > Determinants and implications of bacterial individuality (Julou)
UniBasel Contributors:Julou, Thomas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Cell Press
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