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Emergent Biosynthetic Capacity in Simple Microbial Communities

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Emergent metabolites in simple two-species communities.

Rows represent emergent metabolites and are ranked by their prevalence. Each column represents a specific two-species community growing in a random neutral medium. Secretion of a specific emergent metabolite in a certain community/medium combination is illustrated with a black bar. Only the 421 community/medium combinations that exhibited emergent biosynthetic capacity (i.e., at least one emergent metabolite) are shown. The species comprising each community are shown on the bottom, and the number of media in which emergent biosynthetic capacity occurred for each of these communities is shown on the top.

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