QUORUM SENSING AND GROUP SELECTION.

@article{Brookfield1998QUORUMSA,
  title={QUORUM SENSING AND GROUP SELECTION.},
  author={John F. Y. Brookfield},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          1263-1269
        }
}
  • John F. Y. Brookfield
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    Evolution; international…
    1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Bacteria respond to cell density by expressing genes whose products are beneficial to the population as a whole. This response is brought about through the release into the medium of signaling molecules of the class N-acyl homoserine lactones, the concentration of which determines the level of gene expression. This form of communication between cells has been termed "quorum sensing," and has been found to operate in the control of many functions in a variety of gram-negative bacteria. As with… CONTINUE READING

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