Diversification of Type VI Secretion System Toxins Reveals Ancient Antagonism among Bee Gut Microbes

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Steele, Margaret I.; Kwong, Waldan K.; Whiteley, Marvin; Moran, Nancy A.;
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
  • Journal: mBio,volume 8,issue 6 (eissn: 2150-7511)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1128/mBio.01630-17, pmc: PMC5727410
  • Subject: Research Article | Snodgrassella alvi | coevolution | Apis mellifera | Bombus | Rhs toxin

ABSTRACT Microbial communities are shaped by interactions among their constituent members. Some Gram-negative bacteria employ type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) to inject protein toxins into neighboring cells. These interactions have been theorized to affect the composit... View more