Credit Seminar on Quorum sensing


Bacteria communicate with one another using chemical signal molecules. As in higher organisms, the information supplied by these molecules is critical for synchronizing the activities of large groups of cells. In bacteria, chemical communication involves producing, releasing, detecting, and responding to small hormone-like molecules termed auto inducers. This process, termed quorum sensing, allows bacteria to monitor the environment for other bacteria and to alter on a population-wide scale in response to changes in the number and species present in a community. Most quorum sensing- controlled processes are unproductive when undertaken by an individual bacterium acting alone but become beneficial when carried out simultaneously by a large number of cells. Thus, quorum sensing confuses the distinction between prokaryotes and eukaryotes because it enables bacteria to act as multi-cellular organisms. This report focuses on the architectures of bacterial chemical communication networks; how chemical information is integrated, processed, and transduced to control gene expression; how intra and interspecies cell-cell communication is accomplished; and the intriguing possibility of prokaryote-eukaryote cross-communication.

STUDENT: Harini.L, IInd M.Tech Genetic Engineering
VENUE: B404 (M Tech Class Room) 
DATE: Thursday TIME: 1:30 pm