Biosynthesis of the polysialic acid capsule inEscherichia coli K1

  title={Biosynthesis of the polysialic acid capsule inEscherichia coli K1},
  author={Eric R. Vimr and Susan M. Steenbergen and Michael J Cieslewicz},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology},
The extracellular polysaccharides elaborated by most or all bacterial species function in cell-to-cell and cell-substratum adhesion, cell signaling, and avoidance or inhibition of noxious agents in animal hosts or free-living environments. Recent advances in our understanding of exopolysaccharide synthesis have been facilitated by comparative approaches in both plant and animal pathogens, as well as in microorganisms of industrial importance. One of the best understood of these systems is… CONTINUE READING
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