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How bacteria "talk" - Bonnie Bassler


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Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves.

In Bassler's talk, she mentions that when bacteria "talk" to each other and launch their virulent attack together, they are successful in overcoming a large host. What is this process called?

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