Exploring AI-2-mediated interspecies communications within rumen microbial communities

Xiaozhen Liu, Qinmeng Liu, Sihuai Sun, Hengxi Sun, Yao Wang, Xihui Shen & Lei Zhang
Abstract Background The rumen is an ecosystem with a complex microbial microflora in which microbes initiate biofilm formation by attaching to plant surfaces for plant degradation and are capable of converting feed to nutrients and energy via microbial processes. Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell-to-cell communication mechanism that allows microbes to synchronize the expression of multiple genes in the group to perform social behaviors such as chemotaxis and biofilm formation using self-synthesized QS signaling molecules....
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