Compound allows bacterial communication to be controlled by light

Scientists from the University of Groningen have succeeded in incorporating a light-controlled switch into a molecule used by bacteria for quorum sensing—a process by which bacteria communicate and subsequently control cellular processes. With the molecule described, it is possible to either inhibit or stimulate communication. This makes it a very useful tool for further research into bacterial communication and its influence on different genetic pathways. The results were published on 15 April in the journal Chem.

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NewsScientists have succeeded in incorporating a light-controlled switch into a molecule used by bacteria for quorum sensing.Contributed Author: University of GroningenTopics: Chemistry

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New compound allows bacterial communication to be controlled by light

Scientists have succeeded in incorporating a light-controlled switch into a molecule used by bacteria for quorum sensing -- a process by which bacteria communicate and subsequently control different ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from ScienceDaily

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