Bacteria Do Talk!

Well, they are using the so-called ‘chemical words’, which are specific chemicals for specific purposes. So, different chemicals for counting bacterial population and for launching an attack. This finding is a real breakthrough, for scientists can then manipulate these ‘words’ for medication, for instance.

How does such communication actually happen? Listen to Professor Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University in her 2009 TED talk below:

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