News tagged with quorum

Learning the language of bacteria

Bacteria are among the simplest organisms in nature, but many of them can still talk to each other, using a chemical "language" that is critical to the process of infection. Sending and receiving chemical signals allows bacteria ...

Dec 06, 2010
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How house-hunting ants choose the best home

(PhysOrg.com) -- Direct comparison of alternatives isn’t always the best way to make a decision - at least if you’re an ant. House-hunting rock ants collectively manage to choose the best nest-site without ...

Apr 22, 2009
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