Monitoring bacterial twitter: does quorum sensing determine the behavior of water and wastewater treatment biofilms?

@article{Shrout2012MonitoringBT,
  title={Monitoring bacterial twitter: does quorum sensing determine the behavior of water and wastewater treatment biofilms?},
  author={Joshua D Shrout and Robert Nerenberg},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={1995-2005}
}
Bacteria have their own form of "twitter" communication, described as quorum sensing (QS), where bacteria emit and sense chemical signal molecules as a means to gauge population density and control gene expression. Many QS-controlled genes relate to biofilm formation and function and may be important for some water and wastewater treatment biofilms. There is a need to better understand bacterial QS, the bacteria biofilm aspects influenced by QS in engineered reactors, and to assess how designs… CONTINUE READING
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