Quorum-sensing systems in enterococci

Ravindra Pal Singh, Jiro Nakayama

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Enterococcus is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that is ubiquitous in natural ecosystems, plants, and animals. Some species of Enterococcus are present in the normal gastrointestinal bacterial community. However, others notably Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium often cause opportunistic infections such as bacteremia, endocarditis, urinary tract infections, posttreatment endodontic infections, and endophthalmitis (Arias et al. 2010). Bacteria often use quorum sensing (QS) systems to control the expression of certain virulence genes and establish infection efficiently (Waters and Bassler 2005).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuorum Sensing vs Quorum Quenching
Subtitle of host publicationA Battle with no end in Sight
PublisherSpringer India
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788132219828
ISBN (Print)9788132219811
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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