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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Bacterial communication
« on: April 11, 2009, 07:40:52 AM »
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/509

Boo no Aeva embedding : (

Oh well. Ish nifty.

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Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 08:29:04 AM »
Yes. Bacteria are pretty awesome when you think about it. They do a bazillion crazy things with only a fraction of the base pairs we have. O_o

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Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 11:07:28 AM »
I think the more interesting point is - some mechanism like this, combined with cilia makes up the foundation of the brain. Rather interesting to see both have their origins in bacteria.

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Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 11:24:49 AM »
... is sort of a given in the halls of academia, and ends up being 'yet more evidence to support evolution', seems like.

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Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 04:45:09 AM »
I am not a scientific person--my specialty lies in the humanities- I found this video fascinating! Who would have thought that I would learn about bacterial communication in a role playing forum!!! Isn't the world a wonderful place sometimes! Thank you Veks! *hug*

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Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 10:01:55 PM »
I very much enjoyed watching that.  *nods*

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Offline Maeven

Re: Bacterial communication
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 10:41:25 PM »
I watched it a few times...

That bacteria communicate intraspecies via proteins and enzymes was neat, but sorta expected (since that's how our body works.)

What was completely awesome was the discovery of interspecies communication via a shared protein.