Bacillus subtilis CheD is a chemoreceptor modification enzyme required for chemotaxis.

@article{Kristich2002BacillusSC,
  title={Bacillus subtilis CheD is a chemoreceptor modification enzyme required for chemotaxis.},
  author={Christopher J. Kristich and George W. Ordal},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={277 28},
  pages={25356-62}
}
The chemotaxis machinery of Bacillus subtilis is similar to that of the well characterized system of Escherichia coli. However, B. subtilis contains several chemotaxis genes not found in the E. coli genome, such as cheC and cheD, indicating that the B. subtilis chemotactic system is more complex. In B. subtilis, CheD is required for chemotaxis; the cheD mutant displays a tumbly phenotype, has abnormally methylated chemoreceptors, and responds poorly to most chemical stimuli. Homologs of B… CONTINUE READING