Subject: competence | fitness | Microbiology | phenotypic heterogeneity | antibiotic tolerance | persistence | Original Research
In the stationary phase, Bacillus subtilis differentiates stochastically and transiently into the state of competence for transformation (K-state). The latter is associated with growth arrest, and it is unclear how the ability to develop competence is stably maintained,... View more
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