Quorum Sensing: Organisms Communicating and Coordinating We live in an ever-changing world. Many people crave information about those changes. As a result, new means of communicating are continually evolving. People originally relied on word of mouth. With the invention of the printer, newspapers spread information to more people, more quickly. Later, telephones, television, cell phones and the Internet increased both the rate at which people could communicate and the number of people that the information reached. Topics Biology: This unit discusses bacterial growth and communication. Prerequisites Biology: A basic understanding of cell structure and functions along with the Central Dogma would be helpful, but is not necessary. Length This unit consists of 5 lessons and will take 4-6 class periods (45 minutes each) if the majority of the work is done during class.
• Natural Selection and Adaptation