Applications of Quorum Sensing in Microbial Fuel Cell

  • Deepika Jothinathan
  • Nasrin Fathima AH
  • Pachaiappan RamanEmail author


Microbes in the biofilm coordinate themselves for a proper electron transfer inside the microbial fuel cell. Certain microbes use external mediators for the effective electron transfer. There are few exoelectrogens which can directly transfer the electrons to the anode via cytochromes and others through an indirect electron transfer, where the mechanism either takes place by bacteria’s own mediators or by some chemical mediators added in the anode chamber. Bacteria in order to observe their population density, they use an autoinducer ligand and this process is so called quorum sensing.


Biofilm Acylhomoserine lactones Exopolysaccharides Electron acceptors Redox 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepika Jothinathan
    • 1
  • Nasrin Fathima AH
    • 2
  • Pachaiappan Raman
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesCentral University of Tamil NaduThiruvarurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant Biology and Plant BiotechnologyPresidency CollegeChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biotechnology, School of BioengineeringSRM UniversityKattankulathurIndia

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