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Bacterial evolution: Genomics of metabolic trade-offs

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16181 (2016) | Download Citation

The number of ribosomal operons in bacterial genomes correlates with both growth rate and carbon use efficiency, likely via proteome allocation trade-offs, providing clues into how microbial communities are structured to make best use of available nutrients.

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  1. Martin F. Polz and Otto X. Cordero are in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Parsons Lab for Environmental Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 15 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.

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