SnapShot: Bacterial Quorum Sensing

Michaela J. Eickhoff, Bonnie Lynn Bassler

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Abstract

Quorum sensing (QS) is a chemical communication process that bacteria use to orchestrate group behaviors. QS involves the production, release, and population-wide detection of signaling molecules called autoinducers. QS-controlled behaviors are unproductive when undertaken by a single bacterium but become effective when performed by the group. This SnapShot highlights model QS circuits, the molecules used for communication, QS-controlled behaviors, and exciting future challenges. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF. Quorum sensing (QS) is a chemical communication process that bacteria use to orchestrate group behaviors. QS involves the production, release, and population-wide detection of signaling molecules called autoinducers. QS-controlled behaviors are unproductive when undertaken by a single bacterium but become effective when performed by the group. This SnapShot highlights model QS circuits, the molecules used for communication, QS-controlled behaviors, and exciting future challenges. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1328-1328.e1
JournalCell
Volume174
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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