Discuss the process of signaling in single-cell organisms
Within-cell signaling allows bacteria to respond to environmental cues, such as nutrient levels, some single-celled organisms also release molecules to signal to each other.
What You’ll Learn to Do
- Describe how single-celled yeasts use cell signaling to communicate with one another
- Relate the role of quorum sensing to the ability of some bacteria to form biofilms
The learning activities for this section include the following:
- Signaling in Yeast
- Signaling in Bacteria
- Self Check: Signaling in Single-Celled Organisms
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