Navigation Links
Division of labor in the test tube
Date:12/2/2013

This news release is available in German.

The division of labor is more efficient than a struggle through life without help from others this is also true for microorganisms. Researchers from Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and their colleagues at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany came to this conclusion when they performed experiments with microbes. The scientists worked with bacteria that were deficient in the production of a certain amino acid and therefore depended on a partner to provide the missing nutrient. Bacterial strains that complemented each other's need by providing the required amino acid showed a fitness increase of about 20% relative to a non-deficient strain without partner. This result helps to explain why cooperation is such a widespread model of success in nature. (The ISME Journal, 28 November 2013, DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.211)

Ecology and evolution: close relatives

Each life form on our planet has to adapt to its environment as good as it can. Apart from getting used to climate conditions and food supply, each species must get along with other organisms in the habitat. In the course of evolution species adapt continuously to each other and to the environment by changing their genetic features. This is why cold resistant species live at the poles and heat resistant species in the deserts. Also nutritional needs and metabolic regulation underlie the principle of evolution. So let's take a look at the world of microbes in this context!

Microbial communities

"No matter where you look: Microbial communities can be found in almost every habitat you can think of," says Christian Kost, leader of the research group "Experimenta
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Christian Kost
ckost@ice.mpg.de
49-364-157-1212
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Discovery of cell division master controller may improve understanding and treatment of cancer
2. New insight into double-protected dance of cell division
3. Molecular forces are key to proper cell division
4. Chromosome anchors organize DNA during cell division
5. IdentiSys acquires the Identification, Security and Presentation Divisions of Mountainland Business Systems, a Utah based reseller
6. Division of labor offers insight into the evolution of multicellular life
7. BWH launches a new research division focused on integrating systems biology and medicine
8. American Association for the Advancement of Science - Pacific Division convenes in Boise June 24-27
9. New key mechanism in cell division discovered
10. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to collaborate with Chinese company to create Kubuqi Desert Research Institute
11. DFG establishes 9 new collaborative research centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Division of labor in the test tube
(Date:3/24/2015)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kvdtcw/face_and_voice ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. This report analyzes the ... the following Segments: Face Biometrics, and Voice Biometrics. The report provides ... Japan , Europe , ... Africa , and Latin America ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... 23, 2015   HOYOS Labs , a leading ... announced that the Company will demonstrate multiple biometrics-based technologies ... consumers at Connect:ID on March 23 through 25, 2015, ... will highlight the IEEE Biometric Open Protocol Standard; free ... enterprise access control system. BOPS was invented by HOYOS ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the addition ... report to their offering. This report analyzes ... report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4
... age struggle with the heartache of infertility. Now there is ... a mutation in a gene that causes male infertility in ... mutation that leads specifically to infertility in a mammal has ... similar mutations in the DNA of infertile men. , "If ...
... Institut Pasteur conducted research in France on ... fatal opportunistic infections in patients infected by HIV ... study, published on February 5 2007 in PLoS ... such as the patient’s sex and the infecting ...
... treated with a combination of radiation seed implants and ... of their disease 15 years following their treatment, according ... of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of ASTRO. , ... Seattle Prostate Institute. Doctors wanted to look at the ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice 2New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis 2New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... 26, 2015 PRC Clinical, a Silicon-Valley ... several management and executive appointments effective immediately. , Mike ... (CFO) and member of the Board of Directors. Daniel ... and Sue Dowden will assume the position of Senior ... Chief Operations Officer (COO), has been appointed to the ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Massachusetts and CINCINNATI ... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) ... a three-year, broad research collaboration for rare diseases. The ... develop novel therapies to treat rare diseases with ... commercialization capabilities with Cincinnati Children,s research expertise. As ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... the popular news television program that airs in numerous markets ... actor James Earl Jones, has announced that it will address ... Botany is commonly described as the scientific study of plants, ... complicated than that. Scientists and other professionals study a wide ... bacteria known to man to the largest trees that grow ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... Agnition announced today that it will be ... for the first time at 7:30 a.m. CST March ... explore the extremely important role soil microbes perform in ... Microbial Catalystâ„¢ technology that enhances soil and plant health ... air again on April 28. , A biochemist at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 2PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 3Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 2Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 3Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 4Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 5Agnition to be Featured In Upcoming Episode of American Farmer on RFD-TV 2
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced ... Science Innovation Northwest Conference on Thursday, March 3rd at ... Washington State Conference Center, Seattle, Washington. WBBA Life Science ... PST/1:25 PM EST/7:25 PM CETRoom 607, Washington State Conference ...
... Feb. 25, 2011 Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... developing and commercializing proprietary product candidates principally for use in ... fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 financial ... management will host a conference call and live webcast to ...
... 25, 2011 Preventice, Inc. , ... that it will collaborate with Mayo Clinic to introduce ... technology. The first application from this collaboration is the ... gives physicians and patients instant access to information about ...
Cached Biology Technology:Preventice Announces Development of Mobile Health Application to Prevent and Improve Diagnosis of Skin Allergies 2
Anti human PPAR gamma2 mouse monoclonal antibody...
Mouse monoclonal [RIZ1723] to PRDM2/RIZ...
... with an early protein. ... hours post-infection exhibiting an intranuclear ... intensity between 6-24 hours. ... coarsely granular staining. No ...
Goat polyclonal to DRAK2...
Biology Products: