TITLE

Quorum sensing: bacterial chatting

AUTHOR(S)
Obst, Ursula
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2007, Vol. 387 Issue 2, p369
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23616512

 

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