Bacteria the oldest living things on earth (nearly 3.5 Billion years) have been pitied for leading a dull, unfussy live. New discoveries are starting to show just how wrong that notion is. For a simple, single-cell creature, a bacterium is surprisingly social. It can communicate in two languages. It can tell self from nonself, friend from foe. It thrives in the company of others. It spies on neighbors, spreads misinformation and even commits fratricide.When marine bacteria join together in sticky biofilms, they produce lethal chemicals to protect themselves from predators, according to new research. When ingested the chemicals trigger a programme of automated cell death of the amoeba. 'The bacteria are clearly not just building a fortress, they are also fighting back .'
The idea that bacteria are simple solitary creatures stems from years of laboratory experiments in which they were grown under artificial conditions. Under the demands of the wild, these versatile life forms work in teams, in association and dynamic communications. The quorum sensing (QS) system and biofilm formation are essential for its adaptability and pathogenicity, however, their interrelation is still unknown. Studying the sociomicrobiology of bacterial populations has illuminated the importance of quorum sensing in the virulence of both plant and animal pathogens . Over 50 species of Gram-negative bacteria are known to produce N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones (AHLs) as signaling molecules used in quorumsensing pathways that indirectly sense cell density and regulate communal behavior.
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