Presentation Title: The Detection of the Quorum Sensor AI-2 by Vibrio harveyi Luminescence

Section: Poster Session Group 2 2

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:45pm - 3:30pm


The bacterium Vibrio harveyi senses its growth density in an environment through the ability to respond to auto-inducers released by these or other cells. When a quorum threshold of a specific auto-inducer, AI-2, is reached the cells respond by luminescing which provides an evolutionary advantage in V. harveyi’s natural environment. Optimizing the AI-2 bioassay using V. harveyi will allow us to test similar molecules for auto-inducing properties, including R5P, an intermediate in the Maillard reaction. The formation of AI-2 during the Maillard reaction may have major implications in many aspects of evolution and interactions between food and bacteria.

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Presenter(s): Hoffman, Jessa E.
Major(s): Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Sandwick, Roger K.
Dept(s): Chemistry and Biochemistry

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