Conferences, Fourth International Conference "SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2016"

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Role of Bacterial Vesicles in Social Life of Bacteria
M. V. Jagannadham, Ph.D., M. K. Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.

Date: 2016-08-26 03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Last modified: 2016-08-17

Abstract


Bacteria are unicellular organisms. One bacterial cell represents one individual that is not dependent upon other cells for survival.  However, accumulating evidences during the past few decades indicate that bacteria live as a community in natural environments (Shapiro 1987), implying a paradigm shift from the age-old concept of bacteria as a unicellular organism. Release of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) by bacteria is one of the manifestations of their behaviour as the member of a community (Jagannadham and Chattopadhyay 2015).

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