Author(s): Vakhitov TIa, Petrov LN
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Abstract This review deals with the issue of growth autoregulation and survival in bacterial cultures under starvation conditions. Based on our results and on published data, the conclusion has been drawn that low-molecular products of metabolism (carboxylic acids, amino acids, and other metabolites) perform regulatory functions. The same compounds also control the ecological relationship between microorganisms at the interspecific level, and affect their antagonistic activity. It is suggested that complexes of bacterial metabolites can be used for controlling the composition of various microbiocenosis, including those of humans.
This article was published in Mikrobiologiia
and referenced in Journal of Allergy & Therapy