Evidence for Acyl Homoserine Lactone signal production in bacteria associated with marine sponges
Taylor, Michael W., Schupp, Peter J., Baillie, Harriet J., Charlton, Timothy S., de Nys, Rocky, Kjelleberg, Staffan, and Steinberg, Peter D. (2004) Evidence for Acyl Homoserine Lactone signal production in bacteria associated with marine sponges. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70 (7). pp. 4387-4389.
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We report for the first time the production of acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) by bacteria associated with marine sponges. Given the involvement of AHLs in bacterial colonization of many higher organisms, we speculate that such quorum sensing signals could play a part in interactions between sponges and the dense bacterial communities living within them.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||bacterial signalling; quorum sensing; sponges|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060504 Microbial Ecology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||22 Dec 2009 09:47|
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