By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Sensor Research is now available. According to news reporting out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Proteobacteria are known to communicate via signaling molecules and this process is known as quorum sensing. The most commonly studied quorum sensing molecules are N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs) that consists of a homoserine lactone moiety and an N-acyl side chain with various chain lengths and degrees of saturation at the C-3 position."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Malaya, "We have isolated a bacterium, RB-44, from a site which was formally a landfill dumping ground. Using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry analysis, this isolate was identified as a Pandoraea sp.which was then screened for AHL production using biosensors which indicated its quorum sensing properties. To identify the AHL profile of Pandoraea sp. RB-44, we used high resolution tandem mass spectrometry confirming that this isolate produced N-octanoylhomoserine lactone (C8-HSL). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report that showed quorum sensing activity exhibited by Pandoraea sp."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our data add Pandoraea sp. to the growing number of bacteria that possess QS systems."
For more information on this research see: Pandoraea sp. RB-44, a novel quorum sensing soil bacterium. Sensors, 2013;13(10):14121-32. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Sensors - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504103)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.E. Han-Jen, Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include Y. Wai-Fong and C. Kok-Gan.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sensor Research.
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