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Twenty minutes of fascination...Bacter
ial Chatter and You!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Did you know that the 70 trillion bacteria that call our bodies home, not only launch group behavior using signalling molecules, much like an organ releases hormones (or pesky stinging fire ants use pheromones), but also speak two different "languages"?

Didn't think so.

Watch the amazing Bonnie Bassler explain it all much better than I ever could, with humor no less!

Enjoy!
blog.ted.com/2009/04/08/
discovering_bac/



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MZZCHIEF 3/24/2012 2:04PM

    Thanks, Sparkers, for commiting to watch this video... I know 18 minutes is a long time, but I do hope it kept you entertained while you watched!

The more I learn about this world, the more fascinating it becomes... the more I see patterns that are utilized by the natural world, again and again across species.

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Mzzchief

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/24/2012 8:15AM

    emoticon Of course not all bacteria are bad, just like people!

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BOOKWORM27S 3/24/2012 8:14AM

    Wow! Very interesting..... but there are just some things I don't want to know. LOL!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/22/2012 5:42PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/22/2012 12:08PM

    Fascinating! Thanks!

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M77355 3/21/2012 4:09PM

    oooooOOOOOOoooooooo cool !

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WENDYSPARKS 3/21/2012 11:48AM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/21/2012 11:43AM

  This is really amazing and I just love it. Wow. We really are wonderfully and fearfully made I love it, thanks Mzzchief
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STRINGS58 3/21/2012 11:07AM

    She's interesting to listen to...may all college students get such a good teacher! (I've got one graduating and one entering college)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/20/2012 10:09PM

    My bacteria have been screaming all day.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/20/2012 3:50PM

    Very interesting and well presented,Bonnie is a great speaker and held my interest for the whole video,I learned something I didn't know.Thank you for posting this educational video! emoticon

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