Cell density regulates cellular reversal frequency in Myxococcus xanthus.

@article{Shi1996CellDR,
  title={Cell density regulates cellular reversal frequency in Myxococcus xanthus.},
  author={Weiyang Shi and Frances K Ngok and David R. Zusman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={4142-6}
}
Myxococcus xanthus is a Gram-negative bacterium that aggregates to form fruiting bodies when nutrients are limiting. Previous studies showed that the frz mutants that are defective in chemotaxis exhibited irregular and infrequent patterns of cellular reversal. In contrast, wild-type cells, when examined individually, reverse relatively frequently, about once every 6 min. It is not known how the change of reversal frequency effects cellular aggregation during fruiting body formation in M… CONTINUE READING

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