Adaptive Evolution of Synthetic Cooperating Communities Improves Growth Performance
(A and B): Un-evolved K and L strains were grown in mono-culture in glucose minimal medium supplemented with 10 mg/L lysine or leucine, respectively. Concentrations of strain K (blue circles), strain L (red diamonds), leucine (orange triangles), lysine (green squares), and glucose (black x) in mono-cultures of strains K and L are shown. (C and D): Survival of strains K (panel C) and L (panel D), in mono-culture in glucose minimal medium without amino acid supplementation. The error bars represent standard deviations across three replicate measurements.