How does bacteria sense food?

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    • #8734
      deostroll
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      It need not be a "bacteria" in question. How do unicellular organisms generally sense food? Or else comment on if sense is the appropriate word to be used in the prevous question…

    • #78954
      mith
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      chemotaxis

    • #78957
      MichaelXY
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      Mith, you are a venerable fountain of knowledge. Have you considered playing Jeopardy?

    • #78959
      mith
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      I’d fail on the pop cultures part. I’ve probably only seen one whole episode of mash.

    • #78963
      MrMistery
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      asides from dave’s future in television trivia, a bacteria tastes just like a human smells and tastes: a specific particle binds to a receptor on the surface of the bacteria, initiating a signal transduction pathway that tells it "Hey, there’s food round these parts"

    • #78973
      deostroll
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      quote MrMistery:

      asides from dave’s future in television trivia, a bacteria tastes just like a human smells and tastes: a specific particle binds to a receptor on the surface of the bacteria, initiating a signal transduction pathway that tells it “Hey, there’s food round these parts”

      So this is necessarily a kind of environment change around the cell?

    • #78976
      mith
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      sense requires stimulus

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