Quorum Sensing: Molecular Mechanism and Biotechnological Application

Author: Giuseppina Tommonaro
Year: 2019
Pages: 286
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0128149051
ISBN-13: 978-0128149058
Format: PDF
Size: 7MB
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Quorum sensing (QS) is a process of bacterial cooperative behaviour that has an effect on gene regulation. This cell-to-cell communication system involves the production of signalling molecules according to cell density and growth stage. Virulence, the ability to infest a habitat and cause disease, is also governed by such communication signals. Quorum Sensing: Molecular mechanism and biotechnological application collects, describes and summarizes the most interesting results obtained from experts working on QS mechanisms. It contributes to the understanding of the molecular basis that regulates this mechanism, and describes new findings in fields of application. This volume describes the QS mechanism from its molecular basis to medical applications such as antibiotic therapy and involvement of QS in pathologies. This reference also analyzes its potential use in biotechnological applications such as food packaging, drug delivery, and marine biofilm. The broad scope of this title will be of significant use to researchers across several fields with interest in QS, including to microbiologists, chemists, biochemists and ecologists. • Describes Quorum Sensing (QS) mechanisms from their molecular basis, to their clinical applications • Spans several fields in relation to QS, including microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and ecology • Considers QS as an approach to the discovery of new antibiotics • Looks at QS as a means to understand the microbial world and towards use of bacteria and their products in biotechnological applications • Summarizes key results on QS mechanisms’ molecular basis and fields of application.

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