Quorum sensing in Acinetobacter: an emerging pathogen.

  title={Quorum sensing in Acinetobacter: an emerging pathogen.},
  author={Nidhi Bhargava and Prince Sharma and Neena Capalash},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  volume={36 4},
Acinetobacter is emerging as one of the major nosocomial infectious pathogens, facilitated by tolerance to desiccation and multidrug resistance. Quorum sensing (autoinducer-receptor mechanism) plays role in biofilm formation in Acinetobacter, though its role in regulation of other virulence factors is yet to be established. Phylogenetic studies indicate that Acinetobacter baumannii is closely related to Burkholderia ambifaria but its quorum sensing genes (abaI and abaR) were acquired… CONTINUE READING

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