Thursday, April 09, 2009

The most basic communication

Fascinating talk by Bonnie Bassler on the communication systems used by bacteria. I am fascinated by how so called simple organisms can be so become so power using nothing by effective communication techniques. Communication and cooperation seem to be way forward as it took bacteria billions of years to figure out. Web 2.0 and Facebook are just modern multi-cellular equivalents of a billion+ year old technique. Now if only we could figure what it was all for?

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