Quorum-sensing system in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans involved in its resistance to Cu²⁺.


AIMS  The purpose of this study was to search for the relationship between quorum sensing (QS) and Cu²⁺ resistance in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. METHODS AND RESULTS  Resistance to Cu²⁺ of A. ferrooxidans significantly decreased with the treatment dose of a synthetic QS blocker (5Z)-4-bromo-5-(bromomethylene)-2(5H)-furanone (FUR). Relative differences… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2011.03066.x