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Microbiology: Altruistic defence

Nature (Impact Factor: 41.46). 09/2010; 467(7311):34-5. DOI: 10.1038/467034a
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A charitable deed by a few cells in a bacterial culture can help the rest of that population survive in the presence of antibiotics. This finding can aid further research into a major problem in public health.

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