Definition of autoinducer
- When a crowd of bacteria and their autoinducers become dense enough, the lights in all the bacteria switch on at once.
- —Wendy Orent, Discover, July/August 2009
- The synchronous response of bacterial populations to autoinducers confers a form of multicellularity to bacteria.
- —Andrew Camilli and Bonnie L. Bassler, Science, 24 Feb. 2006