Chemotactic response of Escherichia coli to chemically synthesized amino acids.

@article{Hedblom1983ChemotacticRO,
  title={Chemotactic response of Escherichia coli to chemically synthesized amino acids.},
  author={Mary L. Hedblom and Julius Adler},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1983},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={
          1463-6
        }
}
In Escherichia coli, seven of the commonly occurring amino acids are strong attractants: L-aspartate, L-serine, L-glutamate, L-alanine, L-asparagine, glycine, and L-cysteine, in order of decreasing effectiveness. The chemotactic response to each amino acid attractant is mediated by either methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein I or II, but not by both. Seven of the commonly occurring amino acids are repellents. This work was carried out with chemically synthesized amino acids. 

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