Distinct Bacterial Communities Share Nutrients for the Common Good (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Image of two Bacillus subtilis biofilms grown in the same microfluidic chamber. Cyan indicates fluorescence from the membrane potential dye Thioflavin T. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the April 7, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by J. Liu at University of California, San Diego in San Diego, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Coupling between distant biofilms and emergence of nutrient time-sharing." Credit Jintao Liu, Suel lab, University of California, San Diego Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.