How Important Is the Absolute Configuration to Bacteria Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching?
Bacteria communicate with each other by producing and detecting small diffusible molecules in a process called quorum sensing (QS). This mechanism allows bacteria to coordinate their activities in response to their populations. For instance, QS regulates diverse phenotypes, such as virulence factors bioluminescence, biofilm formation, and antibiotic production, in various bacteria that survived in plants and mammals, only after reaching critical populations (Waters and Bassler 2005).
KeywordsQuorum Sense Absolute Configuration Homoserine Lactone Enantiomeric Ratio Quorum Quenching
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