The latest findings on chemical communication among bacteria and potential areas for future research. * Includes four sections that address cell-cell signaling during development and DNA exchange; signaling in relationship to humans, animals, and plants; production and detection of chemical signals; and eukaryotic quorum sensing. * Presents new discoveries, including the structures of three bacterial signal synthases, signal receptors, mechanisms of signal transduction, pathways, and the expression of target genes. * Provides a comprehensive overview of signal synthesis, detection, and its impacts on bacterial behavior. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.