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Quorum sensing (QS) plays an important role in both natural and synthetic microbial systems. The complexity of QS entails multilayer controls, biomolecular crosstalk, and population-based interactions. In this review, we divide complex QS-based interactions into vertical and horizontal interactions. With respect to the former, we discuss QS-based interactions among phages, bacteria, and hosts in natural microbial systems, which are based on various QS signals and hormones. With regard to the latter, we highlight manipulations of QS-based interactions for multicomponent synthetic microbial consortia. We further present the recent and emerging applications of manipulating these interactions (collectively referred to as 'QS communication networks') in natural and synthetic microbiota. Finally, we identify key challenges in engineering diverse QS communication networks for various future applications.
Shengbo Wu,Chengyang Xu
Chunjiang Liu,Jianjun Qiao
Shengbo Wu,Chengyang Xu,Jiaheng Liu,Chunjiang Liu,Jianjun Qiao