Cell interactions in myxobacterial growth and development

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Science  04 Oct 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4721, pp. 18-24
DOI: 10.1126/science.3929384


During their complex life cycle, myxobacteria manifest a number of cell interactions. These include contact-mediated interactions as well as those mediated by soluble extracellular signals. Some of these interactions are well-defined; in addition, the tools for molecular and genetic analysis of these interactions in Myxococcus xanthus are now available.