Quorum Sensing

Methods and Protocols

  • Livia Leoni
  • Giordano Rampioni

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1673)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Detection and Quantification of Quorum Sensing Signal Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew P. Fletcher, Stephen P. Diggle, Miguel Cámara, Paul Williams
      Pages 25-34
    3. Alyah Buzid, John H. T. Luong, F. Jerry Reen, Fergal O’Gara, Jeremy D. Glennon, Gerard P. McGlacken
      Pages 107-116
    4. Marc Biarnes-Carrera, Rainer Breitling, Eriko Takano
      Pages 117-128
  3. Methods for the Studying of Quorum Sensing at the Molecular, Physiological, and Population Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Vittorio Venturi, Sujatha Subramoni, Anice Sabag-Daigle, Brian M. M. Ahmer
      Pages 145-159
    3. Yilei Liu, Gabriella Pessi, Katharina Riedel, Leo Eberl
      Pages 193-202
    4. Louise Dahl Hultqvist, Maria Alhede, Tim Holm Jakobsen, Michael Givskov, Thomas Bjarnsholt
      Pages 203-212
    5. Jake Everett, Rebecca Gabrilska, Kendra P. Rumbaugh, Elena Vikström
      Pages 213-225
    6. Damien Maura, Arunava Bandyopadhaya, Laurence G. Rahme
      Pages 227-241
    7. Judith Pérez-Velázquez, Burkhard A. Hense
      Pages 253-271
  4. Identification and Characterization of Anti-Quorum Sensing Agents

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-375

About this book


This detailed volume provides scientists interested in quorum sensing with a broad spectrum of methods and protocols useful for studying bacterial communication processes at the chemico-physical, molecular, and physiological level. Divided into three sections, the content covers detection and quantification of quorum sensing signal molecules, methods for the studying of quorum sensing at the molecular, physiological, and population level, as well as identification and characterization of anti-quorum sensing agents. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Quorum Sensing: Methods and Protocols serves as a comprehensive guide to the most important methodology currently available in the field.


Bacteria Bacterial social behaviors Anti-quorum sensing agents Chemical signals Signal molecules Microorganisms Sociomicrobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Livia Leoni
    • 1
  • Giordano Rampioni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ScienceUniversity Roma TreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of ScienceUniversity Roma TreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7308-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7309-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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