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Biofilms: an emergent form of bacterial life
Bacterial biofilms are formed by communities that are embedded in a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Importantly, bacteria in biofilms exhibit a set of 'emergentExpand
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Attenuation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence by quorum sensing inhibitors
Traditional treatment of infectious diseases is based on compounds that kill or inhibit growth of bacteria. A major concern with this approach is the frequent development of resistance toExpand
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Should we stay or should we go: mechanisms and ecological consequences for biofilm dispersal
In most environments, bacteria reside primarily in biofilms, which are social consortia of cells that are embedded in an extracellular matrix and undergo developmental programmes resulting in aExpand
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Bacterial community assembly based on functional genes rather than species
The principles underlying the assembly and structure of complex microbial communities are an issue of long-standing concern to the field of microbial ecology. We previously analyzed the communityExpand
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A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity
Our growing awareness of the microbial world’s importance and diversity contrasts starkly with our limited understanding of its fundamental structure. Despite recent advances in DNA sequencing, aExpand
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Eukaryotic interference with homoserine lactone-mediated prokaryotic signalling.
Acylated homoserine lactones (AHLs) play a widespread role in intercellular communication among bacteria. The Australian macroalga Delisea pulchra produces secondary metabolites which have structuralExpand
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Composition, uniqueness and variability of the epiphytic bacterial community of the green alga Ulva australis
Green Ulvacean marine macroalgae are distributed worldwide in coastal tidal and subtidal ecosystems. As for many living surfaces in the marine environment, little is known concerning the epiphyticExpand
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Halogenated furanones inhibit quorum sensing through accelerated LuxR turnover.
N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones (AHLs) are co-regulatory ligands required for control of the expression of genes encoding virulence traits in many Gram-negative bacterial species. Recent studies haveExpand
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The seaweed holobiont: understanding seaweed-bacteria interactions.
Seaweeds (macroalgae) form a diverse and ubiquitous group of photosynthetic organisms that play an essential role in aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystem engineers contribute significantly to globalExpand
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Functional genomic signatures of sponge bacteria reveal unique and shared features of symbiosis
Sponges form close relationships with bacteria, and a remarkable phylogenetic diversity of yet-uncultured bacteria has been identified from sponges using molecular methods. In this study, we use aExpand
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