Microbial wars: Competition in ecological niches and within the microbiome

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Many microbial communities live in highly competitive surroundings, in which the fight for resources determines their survival and genetic persistence. Humans live in a close relationship with microbial communities, which includes the health-and disease-determining interactions with our microbiome. Accordingly, the understanding of microbial competitive activities are essential at physiological and pathophysiological levels. Here we provide a brief overview on microbial competition and discuss some of its roles and consequences that directly affect humans.




Bauer, M. A., Kainz, K., Carmona-Gutierrez, D., & Madeo, F. (2018, May 1). Microbial wars: Competition in ecological niches and within the microbiome. Microbial Cell. Shared Science Publishers OG. https://doi.org/10.15698/mic2018.05.628

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