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PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 2021 for paper on bacterial cooperation
The award in the Biomedical Science category goes to Pierre Stallforth's team
Bacteria can defend themselves against predators by cooperating with each other. The team from Paleobiotechnology was able to show this for bacterial Pseudomonas and Paenibacillus species. Individually, they are eaten by amoebae. Together, however, they produce a substance that is toxic to the amoebae. For their work, the team was awarded this year's Cozzarelli Prize by the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the Biomedical Sciences category.
Read more in the latest news article by Ronja Münch (Leibniz-HKI)