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Discovery

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Discovery: Quorum Sensing 08 Jul 13

July 8th, 2013

Episode 282 of 564 episodes

Bacteria need to talk to each other to cause disease. The bugs coordinate their assaults on use with a communication system known as quorum sensing. Geoff Watts explores whether we can stop their virulent chatter to prevent the looming antibiotic resistance crisis – the global phenomenon which threatens to leave us defenceless against bacteria infections.

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