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Are pathogens conspiring against you? Bi-directional signaling between different streptococcal species

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Are pathogens conspiring against you? Pathogenesis just got a little more complicated. In their study in mBio this week, Cook et al. show that different pathogenic species of streptococci can respond to one another's quorum sensing signals, an indication that they may well coordinate their actions in the human host.
 
 

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