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From feast to famine and back – no problem for bacteria

Microorganisms use impressive strategies for dealing with uncertainty

Prof. Dr. Jörg Soppa

Bacteria are true survivors. In the course of evolution, they have developed numerous strategies to adapt to rapidly changing, uncertain environmental conditions. Their metabolism is much more sophisticated than that of human beings. Within minutes they can regulate their gene expression and, if need be, stay dormant for decades as spores, waiting for better times.

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