Predatory behaviors in bacteria - Diversity and transitions

Edouard Jurkevitch*

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Abstract

• Predatory bacteria are common and very diverse. • Obligate and facultative predators "hunt" by different strategies. • In obligate predators, cell size is reduced, coupling multiplication with predation. • Predation between bacteria may have evolutionary consequences on both prey and predator; it also might explain how a protomichondrial symbiont first entered its prokaryotic host.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobe
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

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