Talk:CH391L/S12/Quorum Sensing

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*"[[User:Razan Alnahhas|Razan Alnahhas]] 17:22, 30 March 2012 (EDT)":You wrote that QS has been used in synthetic biology as a biosensor for harmful bacteria, so could the QS system that monitors AHL levels be engineered to also respond to high concentrations of AHL by producing an antibiotic to kill the bacteria?
*"[[User:Razan Alnahhas|Razan Alnahhas]] 17:22, 30 March 2012 (EDT)":You wrote that QS has been used in synthetic biology as a biosensor for harmful bacteria, so could the QS system that monitors AHL levels be engineered to also respond to high concentrations of AHL by producing an antibiotic to kill the bacteria?
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**'''[[User:Adam Meyer|Adam Meyer]] 21:07, 31 March 2012 (EDT)''':Do you mean to put this QS-antibiotic system into the harmful bacteria or some other detector/killer strain. In the first case, the harmful bacteria would almost certainly just eliminate the system.  In the second case, there is something like this [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21847113 Saeidi 2011]
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**'''[[User:Adam Meyer|Adam Meyer]] 21:07, 31 March 2012 (EDT)''':Do you mean to put this QS-antibiotic system into the harmful bacteria or some other detector/killer strain? In the first case, the harmful bacteria would almost certainly just eliminate the system.  In the second case, there is [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21847113 this]

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  • "Razan Alnahhas 17:22, 30 March 2012 (EDT)":You wrote that QS has been used in synthetic biology as a biosensor for harmful bacteria, so could the QS system that monitors AHL levels be engineered to also respond to high concentrations of AHL by producing an antibiotic to kill the bacteria?
    • Adam Meyer 21:07, 31 March 2012 (EDT):Do you mean to put this QS-antibiotic system into the harmful bacteria or some other detector/killer strain? In the first case, the harmful bacteria would almost certainly just eliminate the system. In the second case, there is this


References

  1. pmid:21847113 [Saeidi2011]
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