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Which of the following is a signaling molecule for bacteria?

(a) Heteroserine lactones

(b) Polyserine lactones

(c) Monoserine lactones

(d) Homoserine lactones

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The correct choice is (d) Homoserine lactones

Best explanation: Homoserine lactones are the signaling molecules a bacteria uses in cell-cell interactions. These help in their growth and metabolism.

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