Bacteria, like humans and insects, possess social intelligence. Like us bacteria have the capacity to perceive and understand the environment. When in a group, bacteria can sense the environment, process information, solve problems and make decisions so as to thrive in harsh environments.
… Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University and his team studied social capabilities of bacteria. The team sequenced the genome of 500 bacteria, and on the basis of comparative analysis they developed a “Social-IQ score” for bacteria.
… Full text: www.mydigitalfc.com/knowledge/bacteria-can-talk-334
Keywords: science, research, health care, antibiotics, microorganisms
Source: www.mydigitalfc.com, 2011-11-14.