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 1|8 pages

Expanding Roles and Regulatory Networks of LadS/RetS in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ByChuanmin Zhou, Maryam Dadashi, Min Wu

chapter 2|21 pages

Autoinducer-1 Quorum Sensing Communication Mechanism in Gram-Negative Bacteria

ByMaria Cristina Dantas Vanetti, Deisy Guimarães Carneiro, Felipe Alves de Almeida, Erika Lorena Giraldo Vargas, Emília Maria França Lima, Uelinton Manoel Pinto

chapter 3|15 pages

Toward a Systematic Genomic Survey of Bacterial Quorum Sensing Genes

Cross Cutting Regulatory and Genomic Concepts
ByJuhász János, Sándor Pongor, Balázs Ligeti

chapter 4|11 pages

Old Acquaintances in a New Role

Regulation of Bacterial Communication Systems by Fatty Acids
ByHumberto Cortes-López, Martha Juárez-Rodríguez, Rodolfo García-Contreras, Marcos Soto-Hernández, Israel Castillo-Juárez

chapter 5|19 pages

Analysis of Quorum Sensing by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy

ByGustavo Bodelón, Sarah De Marchi-Lourenco, Jorge Pérez-Juste, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Luis M. Liz-Marzán

chapter 6|10 pages

Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

From Gene and Metabolic Networks to Bacterial Pathogenesis
ByStephen K. Dolan, Cauã Antunes Westmann, Greicy Kelly Bonifacio Pereira, Stephen Trigg, Rafael Silva-Rocha, Martin Welch

chapter 7|22 pages

Quorum Sensing in Vibrios

ByH.A.D. Ruwandeepika, G.C.P. Fernando, J.L.P.C. Randika, T.S.P. Jayaweera

chapter 8|8 pages

Quorum Sensing in Lactic Acid Bacteria

ByXiaoyang Pang, Jiaping Lv, Shuwen Zhang, Jing Lu, Obaroakpo Joy Ujiroghene, Lan Yang

chapter 9|11 pages

Role of N-acyl-homoserine Lactone QS Signals in Bacteria-Plant Interactions

ByAnton Hartmann, Michael Rothballer

chapter 10|17 pages

Quorum Sensing and the Environment: Open Questions in Plant-Associated Bacteria

ByAna Carolina del V. Leguina, Elisa V. Bertini, Mariano J. Lacosegliaz, Lucía I. Castellanos de Figueroa, Carlos G. Nieto-Peñalver

chapter 12|18 pages

Bacterial Quorum Sensing in Multispecies Communities

The Presence, Functions and Applications
ByChuan Hao Tan, Sujatha Subramoni, Hyun-Suk Oh

chapter 13|11 pages

Breaking Bad

Understanding How Bacterial Communication Regulates Biofilm-Related Oral Diseases
ByAndrea Muras, Ana Otero

chapter 14|11 pages

Quorum Sensing in Autotrophic Nitrogen Removal Systems for Wastewater Treatment

ByGuangxue Wu, Zhaolu Feng, Yuepeng Sun, Tianle Li

chapter 15|16 pages

Mechanism and Types of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors

ByChristiane Chbib

chapter 16|9 pages

Role of Small Volatile Signaling Molecules in the Regulation of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance and Quorum Sensing Systems

ByJosé E. Belizário, Marcos Sulca-Lopez, Marcelo Sircili, Joel Faintuch

chapter 17|17 pages

Recent Advances in Science of Quorum Sensing

An Overview of Natural Product Inhibitors
ByAna Ćirić, Petrović Jovana, Ivanov Marija, Kostić Marina, Soković Marina

chapter 18|14 pages

Nanomaterials as Quorum Sensing Inhibitors

ByJamuna A. Bai, V. Ravishankar Rai

chapter 19|20 pages

Phytochemical Compounds Targeting the Quorum Sensing System as a Tool to Reduce the Virulence Factors of Food Pathogenic Bacteria

ByJesus M. Luna-Solorza, Francisco J. Vazquez-Armenta, A. Thalia Bernal-Mercado, M. Melissa Gutierrez-Pacheco, Filomena Nazzaro, J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala

chapter 20|8 pages

Targeting Bacterial Communication to Improve Bacterial Infections Therapy

Implications for Phage-Based Treatments—A Mathematical Perspective
ByAdrián Cazares, Rodolfo García-Contreras, Christina Kuttler, Judith Pérez-Velázquez

chapter 22|15 pages

Novel Intervention Techniques in the Food Industry

ByCarolina Ripolles-Avila, José Juan Rodríguez-Jerez

chapter 23|13 pages

Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching in Food-Related Bacteria

ByBarbara Tomadoni, Alejandra Ponce

chapter 24|13 pages

Quorum Quenching as an Anti-biofouling Strategy for Wastewater Reuse and Biofouling Affected Industries

ByIoannis D. Kampouris, Dimitra C. Banti, Petros Samaras

chapter 25|7 pages

Application of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors in Anti-biofouling Membranes

BySunny C. Jiang, Leda K. Tse

chapter 26|19 pages

Quorum Sensing and Quorum Quenching Based Antifouling Mechanism

A Paradigm Shift for Biofouling Mitigation in a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)
ByShabila Parveen, Sher Jamal Khan, Imran Hashmi

chapter 27|24 pages

Application of Quorum Quenching in the Control of Animal Bacterial Pathogens

ByTsegay Teame, Rui Xia, Yalin Yang, Chenchen Gao, Fengli Zhang, Chao Ran, Zhen Zhang, Hongling Zhang, Zhigang Zhou