Karrikins from plant smoke modulate bacterial quorum sensing

Aviad Mandabi, Hadas Ganin, Pnina Krief, Josep Rayo, Michael M. Meijler

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The discovery that plant smoke contains germination stimuli has led to the identification of a new class of signaling molecules named karrikins. Here we report a potential second role for these molecules: in various bacterial species – A. tumefaciens, P. aeruginosa and V. harveyi – they modulate bacterial quorum-sensing (QS), with very different outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5322-5325
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number40
StatePublished - 22 Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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