Mathematical modelling of the agr operon in Staphylococcus aureus
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Quorum sensing(QS) allows the bacteria to monitor their surroundings and the size of their population. Staphylococcus aureus makes use of QS to regulate the production of virulence factors. This mathematical model of the QS system in S aureus was presented and analyzed (Journal of Mathematical Biology(2010) 61:17–54) in order to clarify the roles of the distinct interactions that make up the QS process, demonstrating which reactions dominate the behaviour of the system at various timepoints.

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Adrian Koerber, Paul Williams
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Created: 12th Oct 2011 at 14:26

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