Chemotaxis plays a role in the social behaviour of Myxococcus xanthus.

@article{Shi1993ChemotaxisPA,
  title={Chemotaxis plays a role in the social behaviour of Myxococcus xanthus.},
  author={Weiyang Shi and Thilo K{\"o}hler and David R. Zusman},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={601-11}
}
Myxococcus xanthus is a Gram-negative bacterium that glides on a solid surface and displays a wide range of social behaviour including microbial development. The frz genes are homologues to the chemotaxis genes of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium and have been shown to be involved in microbial development. However, chemotaxis has never been clearly demonstrated in Myxococcus. In this study, we showed that M. xanthus exhibited tactic movements to many chemicals when they were… CONTINUE READING

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