Nature Reviews Microbiology - a new Research Highlight

Nature Reviews Microbiology Research Highlight - Electrifying long-range signalling

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Nov 16, 2015
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Nature Reviews Microbiology just published a new Research Highlight ( on a recent Nature paper which identified a physiological role for bacterial ion channels; it shows that they can propagate electrical signals throughout biofilms in a long-range process that coordinates the metabolic responses of the microbial community.

The Nature paper is entitled Ion channels enable electrical communication in bacterial communities and can be found at

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Magdalena Skipper

Executive Editor, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Publishing Group

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