Quorum sensing in bacteria.

@article{Miller2001QuorumSI,
  title={Quorum sensing in bacteria.},
  author={M. B. Miller and Bonnie L. Bassler},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          165-99
        }
}
Quorum sensing is the regulation of gene expression in response to fluctuations in cell-population density. Quorum sensing bacteria produce and release chemical signal molecules called autoinducers that increase in concentration as a function of cell density. The detection of a minimal threshold stimulatory concentration of an autoinducer leads to an alteration in gene expression. Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria use quorum sensing communication circuits to regulate a diverse array of… Expand
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