The ultimate collaboration for today's #sciencesunday theme: altruistic behavior in bacteria. Multicellular organisms have elaborate methods of programmed cell death when a cell dies for the better good of the rest of the body. But scientists always wondered about single celled microbes. Why would a bacterium need to commit suicide? Read on...
The Bacteria that Commit Honourable Suicide

DNA may be ‘selfish’, but the emergent behaviour of cells can get pretty altruistic at times!

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