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Quorum sensing

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Quorum sensing: cell cell signal mechanism where bacteria secrete hormone like compounds (autoinducers) that interact with bacterial transcription regulators that drive gene expression.
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Quorum sensing: A phenomenon where microorganisms communicate and coordinate their behavior by the accumulation of signaling molecules. A reaction occurs when a substance accumulates to a sufficient concentration. This is most commonly seen in bacteria.
Source: MeSH 2007

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