Figure 11.

Growth of chimeras - a summary. Growth on NAG (a), or MMA (b) (white variants W, and Fw not included). Each matrix shows the appearance of possible combinations (see also Table 2), plus the ternary mix R/F/E. coli on NAG below. Tetrahedral schemes show dominance/submissivity relation for each combination; arrows widen towards the more dominant partner. a On NAG, F, R, and E. coli play the rock-paper-scissors game, and the same holds for the combination M, R, and E. coli. Two remaining triangles show absolute dominance of F or R in particular settings b On MMA, E. coli and M dominate the field, whereas F is the absolute loser towards all partners. Smiley - no growth of F colonies. c Interactions of chimeras with colonies on NAG. (simultaneous planting to a distance of 5 mm, chimeras to the left, day 7). d Growth of suspension mixes in NBG - proportions of particular morphotype.

Pátková et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:178   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-178
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