The distance of microbial competitions shapes their community structures

Researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know if varying distances of interactions affect the organization of microbial communities. Through the development of mathematical models and synthetic microbial communities they are studying the role of varying distances during microbial battles, using created ecosystems that involved one-directional competition, where one microbe kills another, and ecosystems with bidirectional competition, where two types of microbes kill each other.

The distance of microbial competitions shapes their community structures

Inside the microbial communities that populate our world, microbes are fighting for their lives.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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