Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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How to Cite
Holden, M. T., Diggle, S. P. and Williams, P. 2007. Quorum Sensing. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
Many bacterial processes are dependent on the presence of a population of cells. Quorum sensing is a term that has been coined to describe the ability of bacteria to sense the population of bacteria around them. Bacteria achieve this by detecting the concentration of signalling molecules that they secrete into the surrounding environment.
- gene regulation