Invertible promoters mediate bacterial phase variation, antibiotic resistance, and host adaptation in the gut | Science
Read the research exploring how gut bacteria “turn on” resistance toward sudden environmental stress, such as #antibiotic exposure. ($)
Invertible promoters mediate bacterial phase variation, antibiotic resistance, and host adaptation in the gut
Game changing research by et al. on (i) How prevalent are invertons? (ii) What are the functions of genes regulated by invertons? (iii) Do host-specific selective pressures modulate inverton orientation?
Often at breakfast I stumble on gems, like this paper on invertible promoters in bacteria. So cool! 1/n...Thread
invertible promoters provide low cost strategy for switching on and off gene function in gut microbiota (from ’s lab)