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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. When faced with declining nutrients, many bacteria enter sporulation so that their spores can be distributed to other areas that may be nutrient-rich. In their Perspective, Engelberg-Kulka and Hazan discuss a fascinating new study (González-Pastor et al.) revealing that in Bacillus subtilis a subpopulation of bacterial cells avoid sporulation by inducing some of their comrades to die and then feeding on the released nutrients.

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      NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,pore formation (sporulation),Bacillus subtilis,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722030947912T,nutrient limitation,"programmed cell death" (PCD),SpoOA(a regulatory protein )

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