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Quorum Sensing

"Quorum Sensing" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A phenomenon where microorganisms communicate and coordinate their behavior by the accumulation of signaling molecules. A reaction occurs when a substance accumulates to a sufficient concentration. This is most commonly seen in bacteria.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Quorum Sensing" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Quorum Sensing" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 89 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2010
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