Come Together: CRISPR-Cas Immunity Senses the Quorum

Ekaterina Semenova, Konstantin Severinov

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    In this issue of Molecular Cell, Patterson et al. (2016) reveal a functional link between the CRISPR-Cas and quorum sensing systems, which could allow bacteria to activate the potentially lethal adaptive immunity when they need it most: in high-density cultures, when bacteriophage infections can be most detrimental.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1013-1015
    Number of pages3
    JournalMolecular Cell
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016


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