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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
aggregation involved in sorocarp development +  
biofilm formation +   
conjugation +  
cytolysis in other organism +   
cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptor signaling pathway in response to virus +   
genetic transfer +  
maintenance of stationary phase +  
melanization defense response +  
multi-organism cell wall macromolecule metabolic process +   
multi-organism membrane organization +   
multi-organism organelle organization 
multi-organism plasmodesmata-mediated intercellular transport 
myxococcal fruiting body development 
phenotypic switching in response to host 
plant-type hypersensitive response +  
quorum sensing +   
The process in which single-celled organisms monitor their population density by detecting the concentration of small, diffusible signal molecules produced by the cells themselves.

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: quorum sensing system
Xrefs: MIPS_funcat:34.11.03.15 ;   Wikipedia:Quorum_sensing
Definition Sources: PMID:15716452, PMID:8288518

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