Monday, March 26, 2012

Illuminated Symbiosis

Bonnie Bassler, professor at Princeton University explains a truly phenomenal relationship between light-making bacteria (Vibrio fischeri) and a very wily little squid (Euprymna scolopes). This incredible observation gives us a glimpse into the magical logic of symbiotic relationships.


Barnabus Sackett said...

So bacteria can talk...gotta love quorum sensing in bacteria! I watched a TED talk this woman gave a couple of years ago and I actually just read some articles in one of my classes last term about quorum sensing. Its a petty hot topic right now.

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