How phage and bacteria coexist

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

How phage and bacteria coexist

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Bacteriophages are central to microbial ecosystems for balancing bacterial populations and promoting evolution by applying strong selection pressure. Here we consider the aspects that modulate phage-bacteria interaction in a way that naturally promotes their coexistence, focusing on phages' ability to reshuffle optimal bacterial growth and the effect of spatial refuges against unlimited phage predation.