Quorum sensing and DNA release in bacterial biofilms.

  title={Quorum sensing and DNA release in bacterial biofilms.},
  author={Amy L. Spoering and Michael S. Gilmore},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={9 2},
The multicellular behavior of bacteria has been the subject of much recent interest. This behavior includes coordinated control of virulence, luminescence, competence and biofilm formation; each of these appears to be regulated or influenced by quorum sensing. An understanding of what biofilms constitute, and how they develop, is emerging. It is clear that biofilm formation is a carefully orchestrated process that is dependent on quorum sensing. Somewhat surprisingly, several independent… CONTINUE READING

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