is an environmentally-ubiquitous bacterium that uses unique adaptations to kill other bacteria. The best-characterized strain, HD100, has a multistage lifestyle, with both a free-living attack phase and an intraperiplasmic growth and division phase inside the prey cell. Advances in understanding the basic biology and regulation of predation processes are paving the way for future potential therapeutic and bioremediation applications of this unusual bacterium.

This study was supported by the:
  • Wellcome Trust (Award 209437/Z/17/Z)
    • Principle Award Recipient: AndrewL Lovering
  • Wellcome Trust (Award 209437/Z/17/Z)
    • Principle Award Recipient: RElizabeth Sockett
  • This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This article was made open access via a Publish and Read agreement between the Microbiology Society and the corresponding author’s institution.

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