E. coli competence

Patricia Foster pfoster at bu.edu
Fri Sep 23 19:33:02 EST 1994

Abramo C Ottolenghi (aottolen at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu) wrote:
: Although the idea of cell to cell communication is interesting I do not believe
: it is relevant to the discussion relating to E. coli competence as described in
: the paper in question.  If competence is due to cell to cell communication how 
: can the drop in competence that is seen when cell densities increase from 0.94 
: to 1.0 be explained?

   Has anyone repeated this observation?


Patricia L. Foster
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
pfoster at bu.edu

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