Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Caption: "Anything we can discover about this bacterial communication could be really important in understanding how bacteria become pathogenic in humans or how they form film on teeth or internal medical devices," said study co-author Dr. Russell Hill, Director of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, Md.
Credit: Photo by Cheryl Nemazie
Usage Restrictions: Must include following credit: Courtesy University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science/Cheryl Nemazie
Related news release: Bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation