News tagged with quorum

Silencing cholera's social media

Bacteria use a form of "social media" communication called quorum sensing to monitor how many of their fellow species are in the neighborhood, allowing them to detect changes in density and respond with changes in collective ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Solving streptide from structure to biosynthesis

Bacteria speak to one another using peptide signals in a soundless language known as quorum sensing. In a step towards translating bacterial communications, researchers at Princeton University have revealed the structure ...

dateMay 16, 2015 in Biochemistry
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