Ian Barry Holland

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Many biological processes are coupled to ATP hydrolysis. We describe here a class of closely related ATP-binding proteins, from several bacterial species, which are associated with a variety of cellular functions including membrane transport, cell division, nodulation in Rhizobium and haemolysin export. These proteins comprise a family of structurally and(More)
Free intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) in Escherichia coli was measured using the bioluminescent protein aequorin. Overall, the bacteria maintained a tight control on their free [Ca2+]i. The results indicated a slow Ca2+ influx, the magnitude of the initial rise in free [Ca2+]i being dependent upon the concentrations of external Ca2+. This was followed by the(More)
Highly branched dendritic swarming of B. subtilis on synthetic B-medium involves a developmental-like process that is absolutely dependent on flagella and surfactin secretion. In order to identify new swarming genes, we targeted the two-component ComPA signalling pathway and associated global regulators. In liquid cultures, the histidine kinase ComP, and(More)
Bacillus subtilis swarms rapidly over the surface of a synthetic medium creating remarkable hyperbranched dendritic communities. Models to reproduce such effects have been proposed under the form of parabolic Partial Differential Equations representing the dynamics of the active cells (both motile and multiplying), the passive cells (non-motile and(More)
Photorhabdus temperata K122 is an entomopathogenic bacterium symbiotically associated with nematodes of the family Heterorhabditidae: Surface fimbriae are important for the colonization of many pathogenic bacteria, and here we report the nucleotide sequence and analysis of the expression of a 12-kbp fragment encoding the mannose-resistant fimbriae of P.(More)
Phosphate, as a constituent of the high energy molecules, ATP/GTP and polyphosphate, plays a crucial role in most of the metabolic processes of living organisms. Therefore, the adaptation to low Pi availability is a major challenge for bacteria. In Streptomyces, this adaptation is tightly controlled by the two component PhoR/PhoP system. In this study, the(More)
Models of self-organizing bacterial communities and comparisons with experimental observations. dynamics with size dependency–strain phenomena. [4] Benoˆıt Perthame. Why hyperbolic and kinetic models for cell populations self-organization? In Hyperbolic problems: theory, numerics and applications , volume 67 of Proc. The non-local Fisher-KPP equation:(More)
3 Data from all aspects of bacteriology, from genomics through to single-protein localization, have been accumulating at an astonishing rate over the past few years. How then to make sense of all this information and how to try and assemble it into a rational, robust model that might go some way to explaining " a bacterium " ? How does such a cell sense,(More)