Cell-density sensing: Come on inside and tell us about it Academic Article uri icon


  • The developmental pathway chosen by a Bacillus subtilis cell is influenced by the local cell density. To sense cell density, the cell monitors at least three different secreted signal peptides, two of which are detected by a new type of transduction mechanism involving their specific transport into the cell.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gomer, R. H.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • November 1997