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Fig. 4 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 4

From: A passive mutualistic interaction promotes the evolution of spatial structure within microbial populations

Fig. 4

Magnitude of cell aggregation within the ancestral and evolved mutualistic consortia. Cell aggregation was measured as the maximum observed K-value. Definitions: Panc, ancestral strain of BW25113 (∆proC); Tanc, ancestral strain of BW25113 (∆trpC). The data are presented as Tukey box plots. All the mutualistic consortia had larger K-values than the ancestral consortia, indicating an increase in cell aggregation over the course of the evolution experiment

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