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Lynda McKee

Very interesting and proof again of the power that Quorum Sensing in bacteria holds, not only in allowing the structure of the biofilm to decrease the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy but also to inhibit the natural bacteria killer -Phage!!
I wonder if future treatments might combine perhaps Phage Therapy and QS drenching analogs??

Merry replies: That sounds like a good strategy, Lynda. If we could inhibit biofilm production using analogs to disrupt the bacterial quorum sensing, then the phage might be able to help us in controlling the resilient CF pathogens. Phage therapy could give us more phage on our side, phages specific for the CF pathogens.

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