Bacterial quorum sensing: signals, circuits, and implications for biofilms and disease.

  title={Bacterial quorum sensing: signals, circuits, and implications for biofilms and disease.},
  author={Arul Jayaraman and Thomas K. Wood},
  journal={Annual review of biomedical engineering},
Communication between bacteria, belonging to the same species or to different species, is mediated through different chemical signals that are synthesized and secreted by bacteria. These signals can either be cell-density related (autoinducers) or be produced by bacteria at different stages of growth, and they allow bacteria to monitor their environment and alter gene expression to derive a competitive advantage. The properties of these signals and the response elicited by them are important in… 

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