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UC San Diego Biologists Discover Timesharing Strategy in Bacteria

Communities found to coordinate feeding to streamline efficiency

Timesharing, researchers have found, isn’t only for vacation properties. While the idea of splitting getaway condos in exotic destinations among various owners has been popular in real estate for decades, biologists at the University of California San Diego have discovered that communities of bacteria have been employing a similar strategy for millions of years.