The book on Trends in Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching: New Perspectives and Applications focuses on the recent advances in the field of quorum sensing in bacteria and the novel strategies developed for quorum sensing inhibition. The topics covered are multidisciplinary and wide-ranging,and includes quorum sensing phenomenon in pathogenic bacteria, food spoilers, and agriculturally relevant bacteria. The applications of quorum sensing inhibitors such as small molecules, bioactives, natural compounds, and quorum quenching enzymes in controlling bacterial infections in clinical settings, agriculture and aquaculture are discussed. The potential use of quorum quenching enzymes for mitigating biofouling is also covered. Special focus is given to exploring quorum sensing inhibitors from microbes and flora inhabiting biodiversity rich regions including tropical rain forests and marine environments.

Key features:

  • Covers the fundamental aspects, the progress and challenges in the field of quorum sensing and quorum quenching
  • Reviews quorum sensing in Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria of clinical, agricultural, and industrial relevance
  • Discusses the application and future trends of quorum sensing inhibitors from lab to clinical and environmental settings
  • Provides comprehensive coverage on molecular mechanisms in bacterial signaling

chapter 3|15 pages

Toward a Systematic Genomic Survey of Bacterial Quorum Sensing Genes

Cross Cutting Regulatory and Genomic Concepts

chapter 4|11 pages

Old Acquaintances in a New Role

Regulation of Bacterial Communication Systems by Fatty Acids

chapter 6|10 pages

Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

From Gene and Metabolic Networks to Bacterial Pathogenesis

chapter 12|18 pages

Bacterial Quorum Sensing in Multispecies Communities

The Presence, Functions and Applications

chapter 13|11 pages

Breaking Bad

Understanding How Bacterial Communication Regulates Biofilm-Related Oral Diseases

chapter 17|17 pages

Recent Advances in Science of Quorum Sensing

An Overview of Natural Product Inhibitors

chapter 20|8 pages

Targeting Bacterial Communication to Improve Bacterial Infections Therapy

Implications for Phage-Based Treatments—A Mathematical Perspective

chapter 26|19 pages

Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching Based Antifouling Mechanism

A Paradigm Shift for Biofouling Mitigation in a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)