‘Wireless’ communication between bacteria using electromagnetic fields

http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1104/1104.3113v1.pdf

Interesting paper looking at electromagnetic signals emitted from bacteria:

Electromagnetic Signals from Bacterial DNA

 

 

(Submitted on 15 Apr 2011)

 

Chemical reactions can be induced at a distance due to the propagation of electromagnetic signals during intermediate chemical stages. Although is is well known at optical frequencies, e.g. photosynthetic reactions, electromagnetic signals hold true for muck lower frequencies. In E. coli bacteria such electromagnetic signals can be generated by electric transitions between energy levels describing electrons moving around DNA loops. The electromagnetic signals between different bacteria within a community is a “wireless” version of intercellular communication found in bacterial communities connected by “nanowires”. The wireless broadcasts can in principle be of both the AM and FM variety due to the magnetic flux periodicity in electron energy spectra in bacterial DNA orbital motions.

 

 

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