Microorganisms can effectively communicate with each other. They share information about their community size (quorum), and thereby their nutrient requirement, then take appropriate action such as moving away. They use signalling molecules to coordinate their behaviour. These compounds, like similar molecules in humans, are called pheromones.
|Title of host publication||Mighty Microbes: the amazing world of microorganisms|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Quorum sensing