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quorum sensing

Bacteria can form complex communities that attach to surfaces called biofilms. Researchers have noticed that these bacteria in biofilms behave differently from the free-swimming bacteria. The formation of biofilm is an example of microbial community behaviour. And this can be co-ordinated by small, diffusible signals between the bacteria in the community. This phenomenon is called quorum sensing.

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