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Modeling Quorum Sensing in Sinorhizobium Meliloti

@inproceedings{McIntosh2011ModelingQS,
  title={Modeling Quorum Sensing in Sinorhizobium Meliloti},
  author={Matthew McIntosh and Peter Czuppon and Katharine Best and Anke Becker and Peter Pfaffelhuber},
  year={2011}
}
For bacteria, it is important for survival to sense their population density or quorum. We present a minimal mathematical model for quorum sensing in the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti based on a system of differential equations, which was set up using data from microbiological experiments. The quorum sensing system depends upon the players ExpR, SinR, SinI and AHL, the signaling molecule within the system. The quorum sensing system undergoes three stages. At low cell density… 

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