Chemotaxis of Marinobacter adhaerens and its impact on attachment to the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii.

@article{Sonnenschein2012ChemotaxisOM,
  title={Chemotaxis of Marinobacter adhaerens and its impact on attachment to the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii.},
  author={Eva C Sonnenschein and Desalegne Abebew Syit and Hans-Peter Grossart and Matthias S. Ullrich},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 19},
  pages={6900-7}
}
Alga-bacterium interactions are crucial for aggregate formation and carbon cycling in aquatic systems. To understand the initiation of these interactions, we investigated bacterial chemotaxis within a bilateral model system. Marinobacter adhaerens HP15 has been demonstrated to attach to the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii and induce transparent exopolymeric particle and aggregate formation. M. adhaerens possesses one polar flagellum and is highly motile. Bacterial cells were attracted to… CONTINUE READING