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Quorum sensing-controlled gene expression in lactic acid bacteria
Quorum sensing in lactic acid bacteria (LAB) involves peptides that are directly sensed by membrane-located histidine kinases, after which the signal is transmitted to an intracellular responseExpand
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Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1
The 3,308,274-bp sequence of the chromosome of Lactobacillus plantarum strain WCFS1, a single colony isolate of strain NCIMB8826 that was originally isolated from human saliva, has been determined,Expand
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Controlled gene expression systems for Lactococcus lactis with the food-grade inducer nisin.
The kinetics, control, and efficiency of nisin-induced expression directed by the nisA promoter region were studied in Lactococcus lactis with transcriptional and translational fusions to the gusAExpand
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Complete genome sequence of the prototype lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363.
Lactococcus lactis is of great importance for the nutrition of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This paper describes the genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363, theExpand
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Characterization of the nisin gene cluster nisABTCIPR of Lactococcus lactis. Requirement of expression of the nisA and nisI genes for development of immunity.
The nisin gene cluster nisABTCIPR of Lactococcus lactis, located on a 10-kbp DNA fragment of the nisin-sucrose transposon Tn5276, was characterized. This fragment was previously shown to directExpand
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LysM, a widely distributed protein motif for binding to (peptido)glycans
Bacteria retain certain proteins at their cell envelopes by attaching them in a non‐covalent manner to peptidoglycan, using specific protein domains, such as the prominent LysM (Lysin Motif) domain.Expand
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Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature.
This review presents recommended nomenclature for the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs), a rapidly growing class of natural products. TheExpand
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Autoregulation of Nisin Biosynthesis in Lactococcus lactis by Signal Transduction (*)
The post-translationally modified, antimicrobial peptide nisin is secreted by strains of Lactococcus lactis that contain the chromosomally located nisin biosynthetic gene cluster nisABTCIPRKFEG. WhenExpand
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BAGEL3: automated identification of genes encoding bacteriocins and (non-)bactericidal posttranslationally modified peptides
Bacteriocin GEnome mining of posttranslationally modified peptides, which is largely independent of open reading frame predictions. Expand
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Bistability, epigenetics, and bet-hedging in bacteria.
Clonal populations of microbial cells often show a high degree of phenotypic variability under homogeneous conditions. Stochastic fluctuations in the cellular components that determine cellularExpand
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