I am reading a paper which says : Messages not received after a certain time can be considered lost, as bacteria carrying them will suicide. I even read some paper which says about PCD like this, but it just tells about a mechanism of Toxin and Anti-toxin.
My question: is there a reference which talks about genetically modifying E. coli bacteria (i.e. introducing a plasmid in it) which will cause cell death of the bacterium after a certain time. In short, we decide the life time of a bacterium after which it just commits suicide.