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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Abstract

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 ID: 5769
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bacterial signalling; quorum sensing; sponges
ISSN: 1098-5336
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 23:47
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060504 Microbial Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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