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Bacterial communication - Input Junkie
April 16th, 2009
10:41 am


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Bacterial communication

Major point:Your bacteria have you outnumbered and they're talking to each other.

Interesting biology: Detailed description of squid/bacteria symbiosis.

My speculation:On the principle that biology is more complicated, I bet it will turn out that there are multi-species subcommunities of bacteria with their own codes.

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Date:April 16th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I have been thinking a lot lately about the three billion years that this earth was inhabited entirely by bacteria - I wonder how complex the systems were which developed over that time, before more complex organisms predated them?

Then seeing this TED talk was very timely. Very thought provoking.
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Date:April 16th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for the summary! I love that you bothered to tell me why I should watch the video.
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Date:April 16th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is reminding me yet again why I need to go visit the TED site, track down all the videos, and watch/listen until my brain oozes out of my ears.
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