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    • Biofilm Formation As a Response to Ecological Competition 

      Oliveira, Nuno M.; Martinez-Garcia, Esteban; Xavier, Joao; Durham, William M.; Kolter, Roberto; Kim, Wook; Foster, Kevin R. (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      Bacteria form dense surface-associated communities known as biofilms that are central to their persistence and how they affect us. Biofilm formation is commonly viewed as a cooperative enterprise, where strains and species ...
    • The Gut Microbiota Is Associated With Immune Cell Dynamics in Humans 

      Schluter, Jonas; Peled, Jonathan; Taylor, Bradford; Markey, Kate; Smith, Melody; Taur, Ying; Niehus, Rene; Staffas, Anna; Dai, Anqi; Fontana, Emily; Amoretti, Luigi; Wright, Roberta; Morjaria, Sejal; Fenelus, Maly; Pessin, Melissa; Chao, Nelson; Lew, Meagan; Bohannon, Lauren; Bush, Amy; Sung, Anthony; Hohl, Tobias; Perales, Miguel-Angel; van den Brink, Marcel R.M.; Xavier, Joao; Xavier (Nature Research, 2020-11-25)
      The gut microbiota influences development1–3 and homeostasis4–7 of the mammalian immune system, and is associated with human inflammatory-8 and immune diseases9,10 as well as patients’ responses to immunotherapy11–14. ...
    • A Quantitative Test of Population Genetics Using Spatio-Genetic Patterns in Bacterial Colonies 

      Korolev, Kirill; Xavier, Joao; Nelson, David R.; Foster, Kevin (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
      It is widely accepted that population genetics theory is the cornerstone of evolutionary analyses. Empirical tests of the theory, however, are challenging because of the complex relationships between space, dispersal, and ...