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:7/23/2015)... July 23, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry ... The global biometrics market is likely ... commercial applications owing to the uptake of multiple ... transformation that enhances the growth of biometrics in ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market and ... it has filed provisional patent 62/192218 for ... This invention highlights next generation payment technology ... but also the user using unique personal identifiers ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... -- Acuity Market Intelligence,s latest research "The Global Biometrics ... Privacy" forecasts that between 2014 and 2020 nearly ... to smart mobile devices by 2.2 billion mobile ... to generate more than $67.9 billion in total ...    "Biometrics is at the center ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 4Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2
... types are essential for studies of their development ... A Laboratory Manual provides step-by-step protocols for isolating ... them under conditions that closely resemble those in ... dissect the brain, spinal cord, and other tissues; ...
... Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating ... the future in solar energy technology? Crystals are at the ... formed naturally, but manufactured to form alloys, such as indium gallium ... LEDs, for illumination in the visible range, and of laser diodes ...
... grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week ... mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy ... detailed in a paper now online ahead of print in the ... -- could spell relief and speed recovery for a growing population ...
Cached Biology News:ASU, Georgia Tech create breakthrough for solar cell efficiency 2Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements 2Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements 3Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements 4
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015   Senomyx , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ... today reported financial results for the second quarter 2015. ... 2015, we remain on track to achieve our commercial ... Executive Officer of the Company. "Since our last quarterly ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... As part of its 2015 growth plan and as a follow ... service business units, Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has begun construction ... Center of Excellence and will be strictly dedicated to basic USP 51, USP 61, and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 US-Australian drug ... ) today confirmed it is committed to progressing its ... soon as practicable and to ensure the Company delivers ... Executive Officer, Iain Ross , said the Company ... the lead pre-clinical programs, discovery programs and academic partnerships ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... G-CON Manufacturing, Inc., the leading ... 2nd generation cell therapy POD® design. The 2nd generation portfolio not only delivers ... new POD® design. , “G-CON first offered our miniPOD CT product line ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9Whitehouse Labs Formally Announces Plans to Open a Microbiological Laboratory 2Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 2Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 3Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 4Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 5Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 6Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 7Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 8Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 9Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 10G-CON Manufacturing Launches Their 2nd Generation Cell Therapy Cleanroom POD® 2G-CON Manufacturing Launches Their 2nd Generation Cell Therapy Cleanroom POD® 3
... , DARTMOUTH, NS , July 12 /PRNewswire/ - ... Omega-3, EPA/DHA, food and dietary supplement ingredients, announces today the acquisition ... Essentials (GAT) Omega-3 microencapsulation-emulsion technology. , ... As a result of the agreement, ONC acquired ...
... July 12, 2010 Points to,Novel Pathway for Drug Discovery, ... Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Attack and,PAD , ... Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues ... and North America today,report the discovery of a common single-letter ...
... , , ... Inc. (TSX-V: QPT) ("Quest" or the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing ... clinical advisory panel (the "Panel"). , , ... Panel of international experts with special expertise in ovarian cancer has been charted ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ocean Nutrition Canada Announces Acquisition of Exclusive License to GAT Food Essentials, Omega-3 Microencapsulation-Emulsion Technology 2Ocean Nutrition Canada Announces Acquisition of Exclusive License to GAT Food Essentials, Omega-3 Microencapsulation-Emulsion Technology 3deCODE Discovers Genetic Risk Factor Linking Susceptibility to Four Major Vascular Diseases 2deCODE Discovers Genetic Risk Factor Linking Susceptibility to Four Major Vascular Diseases 3deCODE Discovers Genetic Risk Factor Linking Susceptibility to Four Major Vascular Diseases 4Quest PharmaTech Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Panel 2Quest PharmaTech Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Panel 3
... 1-D PAGE Cleavable ICAT ... Targeted Protein ID and ... Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE), isotope-coded ... cleavable-linker technology to facilitate ...
Supplemental reagent for annexin V assay....
Antibody Purification Specificity: Antibody Purification ...
Large-fragment, single-stranded carrier DNA of the highest quality, perfectly suited for all types of yeast transformation....
Biology Products: