May 7, 2015

Perspectives on Quorum sensing in Fungi

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Sarangam Majumdar, Subhoshmita Mondal

Abstract

Keeping a pace with Quorum sensing, analyzing communication shows the close co-evolution of fungi with organisms present in their environment giving insights into multispecies communication. Subsequently, many examples of cell density dependent regulation by extracellular factors have been found in diverse microorganisms. The widespread incidence of diverse quorum-sensing systems strongly suggests that regulation in accordance with cell density is important for the success of microbes in many environments. The paper includes the basic autoregulatory quorum sensing molecules that has been perceived. Although fungal quorum sensing research is still in its infancy, its discovery has changed our views about the fungal kingdom and could eventually lead to the development of new antifungal therapeutics.

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Microorganism
Research
Extracellular
Regulation of Biological Process
Environment
Fungi
Antifungal Therapy
Antifungal brand of miconazole nitrate
Biological Evolution
Quorum Sensing

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