A mutation in rpoS enhances biofilm formation in Escherichia coli during exponential phase of growth.

@article{CoronaIzquierdo2002AMI,
  title={A mutation in rpoS enhances biofilm formation in Escherichia coli during exponential phase of growth.},
  author={F Paola Corona-Izquierdo and Jorge Membrillo-Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={211 1},
  pages={
          105-10
        }
}
Biofilm formation in Escherichia coli is a process that involves slow growth and stress conditions where several molecular signals and growth phase regulated genes are involved. Here we show that rpoS mutant strains (defective in the stress regulator sigma(S)) exhibit an increased production of biofilm, especially in the exponential phase of growth. Our results indicate that rpoS mutants produce an extracellular factor that promotes the production of biofilm during the exponential phase of… CONTINUE READING

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