Bacterial social engagements.

  title={Bacterial social engagements.},
  author={Jennifer M. Henke and Bonnie L Bassler},
  journal={Trends in cell biology},
  volume={14 11},
Quorum sensing is a process that enables bacteria to communicate using secreted signaling molecules called autoinducers. This process enables a population of bacteria to regulate gene expression collectively and, therefore, control behavior on a community-wide scale. Quorum sensing is widespread in the bacterial world and, generally, processes controlled by quorum sensing are unproductive when undertaken by an individual bacterium but become effective when undertaken by the group. Cell-cell… CONTINUE READING

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