Contact- and Protein Transfer-Dependent Stimulation of Assembly of the Gliding Motility Machinery in Myxococcus xanthus

Abstract

Bacteria engage in contact-dependent activities to coordinate cellular activities that aid their survival. Cells of Myxococcus xanthus move over surfaces by means of type IV pili and gliding motility. Upon direct contact, cells physically exchange outer membrane (OM) lipoproteins, and this transfer can rescue motility in mutants lacking lipoproteins… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005341

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@inproceedings{Jakobczak2015ContactAP, title={Contact- and Protein Transfer-Dependent Stimulation of Assembly of the Gliding Motility Machinery in Myxococcus xanthus }, author={Beata Jakobczak and Daniela Keilberg and Kristin Wuichet and Lotte S\ogaard-Andersen and William F. Burkholder}, booktitle={PLoS genetics}, year={2015} }