Bacteria of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your energy!

You evolved this cute little system to measure local cell density involving a small extracellular molecule that all individuals in a population produce and sense. While we higher eukaryotes go around being all greedy and selfish, you figured out a way to communicate and cooperate with your fellow prokaryotes. Don’t look so delighted with yourself. … More Bacteria of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your energy!