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Phages Mediate Bacterial Self-Recognition
Song, Sooyeon; Guo, Yunxue1; Kim, Jun-Seob; Wang, Xiaoxue1; Wood, Thomas K.
Source PublicationCELL REPORTS
AbstractCells are social, and self-recognition is a conserved aspect of group behavior where cells assist kin and antagonize non-kin. However, the role of phage in self-recognition is unexplored. Here we find that a demarcation line is formed between different swimming Escherichia coli strains but not between identical clones; hence, motile cells discriminate between self and non-self. The basis for this self-recognition is a 49 kb, T1-type, lytic phage of the family Siphoviridae (named here SW1) that controls formation of the demarcation line by utilizing one of the host's cryptic prophage proteins, YfdM of CPS-53, to propagate. Critically, SW1 provides a conditional benefit to E. coli K-12 compared with the identical strain that lacks the phage. A demarcation line is also formed when strains harbor either the lysogenic phage phi 80 or lambda and encounter siblings that lack the lysogen. In summary, bacteria can use phage to distinguish siblings that lack phage.
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Affiliation1.[Song, Sooyeon; Wood, Thomas K.] Penn State Univ, Dept Chem Engn, University Pk, PA 16802 USA
2.Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, CAS Key Lab Trop Marine Bioresources & Ecol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.Korea Res Inst Biosci & Biotechnol, Infect Dis Res Ctr, Daejeon 34141, South Korea
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Song, Sooyeon,Guo, Yunxue,Kim, Jun-Seob,et al. Phages Mediate Bacterial Self-Recognition[J]. CELL REPORTS,2019,27(3):737, +.
APA Song, Sooyeon,Guo, Yunxue,Kim, Jun-Seob,Wang, Xiaoxue,&Wood, Thomas K..(2019).Phages Mediate Bacterial Self-Recognition.CELL REPORTS,27(3),737.
MLA Song, Sooyeon,et al."Phages Mediate Bacterial Self-Recognition".CELL REPORTS 27.3(2019):737.
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