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Cell. 2002 May 17;109(4):421-4.

Small talk. Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria.

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  • 1Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, NJ 08544, USA. bbassler@molbio.princeton.edu

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.

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