Shank lab: Antibiotics as bacterial signals

In an article just published in PNAS Early Edition (, Beth Shank's group demonstrates that antibiotics produced by Bacillus cereus can signal other bacteria to form biofilms, a function that is distinct from the well-known antibacterial properties of these thiazolyl peptides. See the UNC News article at the link below.

Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteria - UNC News