Scheme of the LuxI/LuxR regulatory network. The LuxR (R) protein activates the operon upon binding to autoinducer molecules (A). The lux01 operon lacks the luxI gene and therefore cells cannot produce their own autoinducer and exogenous signalling molecules are needed to activate the expression of luxR and GFP . On the other hand, the lux02 operon carries a luxI::gfp fusion and allows for the production of autoinducer and self-induction (see text for details).
Weber and Buceta BMC Systems Biology 2013 7:6 doi:10.1186/1752-0509-7-6