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by Paul Evans
Which bacteria besides the rhizobia undergo terminal (irreversible) differentiation? (no fair saying 'spores')
Posted on November 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
If they cannot replicate, they must be doing something that benefits their sisters but not even near-relatives. The only way I can see that occurring is in a monoculture. I will speculate from the position of complete ignorance that these rhizobia live in a colony that originates from a single individual, segregated from other colonies, and that some members do retain the ability to procreate and form a new colony when they leave or the one they are in dissolves.
Nathan Myers |
December 02, 2012 at 01:56 AM
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