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Bilingual bacteria

Many bacteria use chemical signals to coordinate group behaviour. A signal that suppresses virulence has been identified in the bacterium that causes cholera, and could be a new therapeutic target.

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Figure 1: Inhibiting virulence in Vibrio cholerae.

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Parsek, M. Bilingual bacteria. Nature 450, 805–807 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/450805a

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