Peptide signaling in Staphylococcus aureus and other Gram-positive bacteria.

Abstract

There are two basic types of bacterial communication systems--those in which the signal is directed solely at other organisms and those in which the signal is sensed by the producing organism as well. The former are involved primarily in conjugation; the latter in adaptation to the environment. Gram-positive bacteria use small peptides for both types of… (More)

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