Article Multicellular Bacteria Evolve Defenses that Resemble the Immune System (Apr 2024)

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https://www.the-scientist.com/multicellular-bacteria-evolve-defenses-that-resemble-the-immune-system-71807

Bacterial superorganisms must evolve defenses to fight off infections, and microbiologists found that they use a weapons cache coincidentally similar to that of the human immune system.

“They could [also] be being used to detect subtle strain-level variation in deciding who they want to form an aggregate with,” she said. “That is another really intriguing possibility for what these could be used for.”
 
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