Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (Sup.1): 39-40.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2021.S1.036

Special Issue: 上海交通大学建校125周年科学问题专辑

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What Is the Smallest Unit That Can Communicate with Outside?

CAO Lianying,LIU Chenguang   

  1. School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2021-02-03 Online:2021-03-28 Published:2021-04-09

Abstract: Information exchange between lives exists everywhere. People communicate with each other through words, language, and postures. Bacteria communicate through small organic molecules (quorum sensing). What is the smallest unit that can communicate with the outside world? Do viruses also have the ability to communicate with each other?

Key words: quorum sensing; species communication; smallest unit

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