Adhesion and chemotaxis as determinants of bacterial association with mucosal surfaces.

1) Chemotaxis of cholera vibrios facilitates the association of these bacteria with the mucosal surface. 2) Mucosal extracts can block the chemotactic receptors on the bacterial surface and thereby retard the association of chemotactic bacteria with the mucosal surface. 3) Chemotactic cholera vibrios grow more efficiently than non-chemotactic mutants in… CONTINUE READING