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How Bacteria Talk

Discussion in 'Just Kickin' It Lounge' started by chriscoli, Jul 29, 2012.

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    During my various bacteria-related rants and commentary, I occasionally mention that bacteria can communicate (called quorum sensing).

    Here's a great TED Talk that does a fantastic job explaining what's going on in general terms. It also has a really cool bit about how one type of squid is sybmiotic with Vibrio fishceri for bioluminescence.

    Bacterial communication is going on all the time in your aquarium!

    http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html
     
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    :confused0083: Hrumph.

    But did you watch it???
     
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    Do Archaea talk/communicate, too?
     
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    I'm sure they do.
     
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    The video talk was GREAT!!!! Made it very understandable.

    Hey, maybe MELAFIX is the small molecule they are looking for. LOL
     
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    TED talks are generally pretty awesome, regardless of the topic. :)
     
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    Very interesting...thanks Christine....
     
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    Wow - Chris that was really neat stuff - is this what you do everyday??
     
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    Not quite but similar. I do DNA fingerprinting of bacteria.
     
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    Ted Talks are awesome! I love to learn new things!

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    ^^^This
     
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    Saw this one on TV. My gf kept bugging me to change the channel...NO WAY!
     

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