N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone quorum sensing controls butanediol fermentation in Serratia plymuthica RVH1 and Serratia marcescens MG1.

@article{Houdt2006NacylLhomoserineLQ,
  title={N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone quorum sensing controls butanediol fermentation in Serratia plymuthica RVH1 and Serratia marcescens MG1.},
  author={Rob Van Houdt and Pieter Moons and Maria Hueso Buj and Chris W Michiels},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2006},
  volume={188 12},
  pages={4570-2}
}
Butanediol fermentation in two Serratia species is shown to be affected by N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone-dependent quorum sensing. Knockout of quorum-sensing signal production caused a shift towards enhanced acid production, resulting in early growth arrest, which was reversible by the addition of synthetic signal molecules.