Microbial Communication: Bacteria/Bacteria and Bacteria/Host. Bacteria/Bacteria and Bacteria/Host.

Leland S. Pierson, Raina M. Maier, Ian L. Pepper

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Abstract

It is now well recognized that most bacteria produce signals that allow communication between cells by emitting specific chemical signals. This cell-cell communication can be within a single population of bacteria (intraspecies signaling), between bacterial populations (interspecies signaling) or between bacteria and other organisms (interkingdom signaling). This chapter discusses the current understanding of bacterial signaling using examples of communication systems including: signaling in Gram-negative bacteria via quorum sensing with N-acyl homoserine lactones; signaling in Gram-positive bacteria via ?-butyryl lactones and small peptide signals; and signaling via Autoinducer-2 and -3, and bacterial neuropeptides. In addition are covered: bacterial eavesdropping; bacterial signal interference; and interkingdom signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages461-481
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780123946263
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Bacterial eavesdropping
  • Interkingdom signaling
  • Interspecies signaling
  • Intraspecies signaling
  • Microbial communication
  • Quorum sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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