Why Quorum Sensing Controls Private Goods

  title={Why Quorum Sensing Controls Private Goods},
  author={Martin Schuster and D. Joseph Sexton and Burkhard A. Hense},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
Cell-cell communication, also termed quorum sensing (QS), is a widespread process that coordinates gene expression in bacterial populations. The generally accepted view is that QS optimizes the cell density-dependent benefit attained from cooperative behaviors, often in the form of secreted products referred to as "public goods." This view is challenged by… CONTINUE READING