Quorum sensing: bacterial chatting

Obst, Ursula
January 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2007, Vol. 387 Issue 2, p369
Academic Journal
The author discusses quorum sensing. She reveals why teaching students of chemical engineering about bacterial communication is always rewarding for her. She explains that quorum sensing comprises the release as well as the reception of signalling molecules that are produced by bacteria within a given population. A common practice for environmental bacteria is competing for nutrients.


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