SnapShot: Bacterial Quorum Sensing.

TitleSnapShot: Bacterial Quorum Sensing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEickhoff, MJ, Bassler, BL
JournalCell
Volume174
Issue5
Pagination1328-1328.e1
Date Published2018 Aug 23
ISSN1097-4172
Abstract

Quorum sensing (QS) is a chemical communication process that bacteria use to orchestrate group behaviors. QS involves the production, release, and population-wide detection of signaling molecules called autoinducers. QS-controlled behaviors are unproductive when undertaken by a single bacterium but become effective when performed by the group. This SnapShot highlights model QS circuits, the molecules used for communication, QS-controlled behaviors, and exciting future challenges. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF.

DOI10.1016/j.cell.2018.08.003
Alternate JournalCell
PubMed ID30142348