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Curr Biol. 2006 Jun 20;16(12):R457-8.

Quorum sensing: alcohols in a social situation.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School HB7550, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA. Deborah.A.Hogan@Darthmouth.edu

Abstract

Many microbes use extracellular signals to transmit information about population density and environmental conditions. Recent evidence suggests that the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibits this type of regulation and that the signals are aromatic alcohols.

PMID:
16782000
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2006.05.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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