Nov 7, 2018

Plastic multicellular development of Myxococcus xanthus: genotype-environment interactions in a physical gradient

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Natsuko Rivera-YoshidaMariana Benitez

Abstract

In order to investigate the contribution of the physical environment to variation in multicellular development of Myxococcus xanthus, phenotypes developed by different genotypes in a gradient of substrate stiffness conditions were quantitatively characterized. Statistical analysis showed that plastic phenotypes result from the genotype, the substrate conditions and the interaction between them. Also, phenotypes were expressed with scale- and trait- specificity. Overall, the presented information highlights the constructive role of the physical context in the development of microbial multicellularity, with both ecological and evolutionary implications.

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Multicellular Organismal Development
Myxococcus xanthus
Neuronal Plasticity
Microbial
Genotype Determination
Stiffness
Protein Expression
Statistical Analysis

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