Small talk: Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria

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Abstract

In a process called quorum sensing, groups of bacteria communicate with one another to coordinate their behavior and function like a multicellular organism. A diverse array of secreted chemical signal molecules and signal detection apparatuses facilitate highly productive intra- and interspecies relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalCell
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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