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Evolutionary theory of bacterial quorum sensing: when is a signal not a signal?

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The term quorum sensing (QS) is used to describe the communication between bacterial cells, whereby a coordinated population response is controlled by diffusible molecules produced by individuals. QS has not only been described between cells of the same species (intraspecies), but also between species (interspecies) and between bacteria and higher organisms (inter-kingdom). The fact that QS-based communication appears to be widespread among microbes is strange, considering that explaining bot...

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10.1098/rstb.2007.2049

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
362
Issue:
1483
Pages:
1241-1249
Publication date:
2007-07-01
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Source identifiers:
249342
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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