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    Borrelia compete for space

    Different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, induce a strong inhibitory priority effect in the mouse host and help the most infective bacterial strains to become more prevalent.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:61
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    Downy mildew disease promotes colonization

    Colonization of lettuce by both Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica is increased in the presence of downy mildew, a plant disease caused by Bremia lactucae, indicating that downy mildew resistant plants may lower the risk of microbial contamination.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:19
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    Dictyostelium density linked to predatory success

    Farmer and non-farmer clones of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum do not differ in their ability to consume novel toxic strains of E. coli with increased numbers of bacteria or amoebae improving their respective likelihood of competitive victory over the other.

    BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:328
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    Location influences saliva microbiome

    The human saliva microbiome shows distinct differences between populations living in different climate and geographic regions, indicating that location must be taken into account when defining the global salivary microbiome for health and disease studies.

    BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:316
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    Magnetospirillum sp. pMbN1 prefers benzoate

    The denitrifying alphaproteobacterium Magnetospirillum sp. pMbN1 shows a preference for benzoate over succinate and 4-methylbenzoate when grown under anaerobic conditions, in contrast to other bacterial strains studied, and may reflect a tuning towards metabolic efficiency.

    BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:269
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